CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR -
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

December 7, 2017


ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT:   Red Flag Warning

During this last week we have witnessed several weather related fire events throughout Southern California. These fires have been swift and devastating, and the source of many news stories. While these wildfires pose no direct threat to our UC San Diego campus, we remain vigilant and are monitoring conditions on a regular basis. We will continue to communicate with our regional public safety partners as the weather pattern progresses.

There currently is a red flag fire warning in effect for much of San Diego County prompted by gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity levels. A red flag warning is the highest alert issued by the National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies about the possible onset of critical weather and dry conditions, which could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity.

Due to the heightened level of weather related fire activity, I would suggest that we use this time to examine our personal preparedness plans and re-unification plans with your families should you become impacted by a fire in the greater San Diego region. Also, be cautious as you walk or ride through campus. Winds can and have dislodged tree branches, and can present additional hazards.

If you need assistance in developing a personal preparedness plan, you can access this information at:

http://bli nk.ucsd.edu/safety/emergencies/preparedness/

Or by visiting one of the following crisis resource links through the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services:

Ready San Diego - http://www.readysandiego.org/

Build an Emergency Supply Kit -
http://www .readysandiego.org/resources/checklist_1.pdf

Family Emergency Plan - http://www.readysandiego.org /family/

Family Disaster Plan and Personal Survival Guide -
http://www.readysandiego.org/Resources/Family-Disaster-Plan-Engli s h.pdf

The red flag warning in San Diego County is expected to expire on Friday, and the high-wind warning is expected to expire Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service. However, Santa Ana winds could persist into the weekend, which could extend the warnings. We will keep you posted if conditions dramatically change.



Gary C. Matthews
Vice Chancellor -
Resource Management and Planning .

Garry Mac Pherson
Associate Vice Chancellor
Environmental & Building Services