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Flood/Water Leakage in the Library


  • Staff should determine exact location and source of the problem.

  • During work day, call Emergency Coordinator (See page ) who will call Facilities Management (ext. 6315)

  • Evenings and weekends call Campus Police (ext. 6911) to report the problem. Then call Emergency Coordinator at home. (See page )

  • Evacuate patrons and staff from wet areas to prevent patrons from walking through the water. If the electrical system has not been disconnected this could cause disastrous consequences.

  • If water is coming from above, get plastic sheeting and drape the collection.

  • If water is coming from below, move collection to higher shelves or book trucks.

  • When area is safe, remove items in order of priority.
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