Major flooding on the campus would be the result of torrential rains, a water main failure, or frozen pipes.
Evacuate affected buildings and areas immediately. See the “EVACUATION” section of this guide.
Follow instructions from the University Police for immediate action.
Use extreme caution around appliances or electrical receptacles near the leak and/or water.
Minor or area flooding of the campus is a more likely scenario. It could result from major, multiple rainstorms or a water line break. In the event of minor, weather-related flooding, the University Police will monitor the National Weather Service and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to determine if evacuation and/or cancellation of classes is necessary. 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.
Notify the University Police at 617-627-6911.
Secure vital equipment, records, and chemicals (move to higher, safer ground). Shut off all electrical equipment (if safe to do so). Secure all laboratory experiments. When able, notify Facilities Services:
Boston health sciences—617-636-3535
Wait for instructions from the University Police for immediate action.
Do not return to your building unless you have been instructed to do so by the University Police.