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Flood

In the event of a flood on campus or in the residence facilities, immediate response is critical as the time between recognition of an emergency and staff and student response to evacuate buildings and flooded areas can be the difference between possible loss of property or injury of individuals. This document provides guidelines that should be considered to facilitate the response. Every case will be different and professional judgment is necessary.

Flood-related emergencies include:

  • Building floods from internal and external sources
  • Floods as a result of weather events

Preparedness

All community members/departments should:

  • Know the locations of alarm pull stations, fire extinguishers, and emergency exits.
  • Consider potential escape routes.
  • Make sure all hallways and escape routes are clear.
  • Place Office of Campus Security phone number stickers on their phone.
  • Carry laminated NYIT emergency information card with them at all times.
  • Develop an emergency phone chain (with home and cell phone numbers).
  • Designate an off-campus evacuation meeting place.
  • Make the Office of Campus Security aware of individuals within their department who may need special assistance during an emergency.
  • Make the Office of Campus Security aware of any chemicals or other items that may be of concern during an emergency.

Office of Campus Security will:

  • Know and clearly mark designated locations of alarm pull stations, fire extinguishers, and emergency exit doors.
  • Identify any individuals who may require special attention such as persons with disabilities and their locations on campus.
  • Identify location of chemicals or other items that may be of concern during an emergency.
  • Develop emergency location posts for individuals to move toward in the event of evacuation (100 feet from building).
  • Maintain clear hallways and escape routes in all buildings.
  • Identify and train fire evacuation wardens.

Primary Response Team

  • NYIT campuses: Office of Campus Security; Old Westbury residences: University police; Manhattan residences: 911
  • Director of facilities or designee
  • Local law enforcement and emergency responders
  • Emergency and fire evacuation wardens
  • Office of Housing and Residential Life staff
  • Office of the Dean of Campus Life staff/ coordinator of campus operations and student services staff

Secondary Response Team

  • Office of Communications and Marketing
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Objectives
Rapid and safe evacuation of all individuals within a building in the event of a flood.

Notification
Follow the established chain of primary responders. If the situation has caused loss of life or lives are threatened, immediately call 911. The Office of Campus Security will be the first NYIT responders in all emergency events and should be notified immediately. If campus security decides to evacuate a building, campus security and/or the emergency evacuation wardens will act to secure building occupants.

Procedures

For building occupants:

  • If the situation has caused loss of life or lives are threatened, immediately call 911.
  • Call the Office of Campus Security/local law enforcement:
    • Old Westbury: 516.686.7789
    • Manhattan: 646.273.7789
    • Central Islip: 631.348.7789
    • Old Westbury residences: 516.876.3333
    • Manhattan residences: 911
  • All aforementioned emergencies should result in the immediate evacuation of a building unless directed otherwise by campus security.
  • Move people who require special attention, such as persons with disabilities to a secure area near the stairwells, and make emergency responders aware of their location immediately upon arrival at scene.
  • Exit building, move at least 100 feet from building, and wait for further instructions.

For primary responders:

  • Respond to scene; initiate emergency response phone chain by calling vice president of information technology and infrastructure.
  • Notify all building occupants of the emergency and the need to evacuate the building.
  • Identify any individuals with special needs and provide assistance as necessary.
  • Advise evacuees to use staircases for escape. Prohibit use of elevators.
  • Move evacuees toward designated emergency location posts (100 feet from building). Identify alternative locations if designated locations are blocked or impacted by the emergency.
  • Cooperate with, aid, and assist the primary investigation agency according to procedures governed by federal, state, and local law.

Follow-up:

  • Engage campus recovery procedures as outlined by the offices of Facilities and Campus Security, University Police (SUNY OW), and external law enforcement and “helping” agencies.
  • Engage services of the Office of Counseling and Wellness and campus medical staff in the event of injuries, death, or general need for counseling.
  • Continue to provide accurate and appropriate information regarding the incident to the Office of Communications and Marketing and Office of the President throughout event and after.
  • Meet with campus constituencies and stakeholders for information processing.
  • Determine if students are able to return to campus housing.
  • Document incident according to established procedures.


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