Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
During a Flood
- If indoors,
evacuate the building immediately.
- If outdoors, move
quickly away from buildings to higher ground.
- While evacuating,
move towards higher ground and away from the direction of the water flow.
Avoid utility poles and other structures and always avoid downed power
utility lines because they may be energized.
- Do not walk through
moving water. If you must walk through a flooded area, walk where the water
is not moving. Use an object (such as a stick) to check the firmness of the
ground in front of you.
- Do not drive
through or into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your vehicle,
abandon the vehicle, if it is safe to do so, and move to higher ground.
After the Flood
- Evaluate the
situation and, if emergency help is necessary, call for help.
- Avoid flood
waters. The water may be contaminated or electrically charged from
underground or downed power lines
- Avoid moving
water. Moving water as low as six inches deep can sweep you off your feet.
- Keep streets and
walkways clear for emergency vehicles and first-responder personnel.
- Listen for
instructions from College officials. If necessary you will be directed to go
to an evacuation assembly area where you will receive further information
about local conditions and exit routes from campus.
Be alert to hazards around you such as
building damage, gas leaks, fires, broken or downed utility lines, spilled
chemicals and other potentially harmful materials.
- DO NOT use matches
or open flames near dangerous fumes.
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