Though Tufts' campuses are not located in flood-prone areas, building flooding can still occur from broken or frozen pipes, accidental fire sprinkler activation, heavy rains, or stopped-up storm drains.
Major flooding on the campus would be the result of torrential rains, a water main failure, or from pipe freeze ups.
Minor or area flooding of the campus is a more likely scenario. This could be the result of major, multiple rainstorms or a water line break. In the case of minor, weather related flooding, the University Police will monitor the National Weather Service and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to determine necessary action, such as evacuation of areas and cancellation of classes. In the case of a water main failure, affected areas of the campus would have to be evacuated immediately. In this case, refer to the “EVACUATION” section of this guide.
In case of emergency call 617.627.6911 (x66911 from a campus phone). Fire on the Boston health sciences and SMFA campuses call 911. Visit the University Police website for a complete list of campus-specific phone numbers.