PDP 103–01: Earthquake
To provide emergency guidance for the university community following a major earthquake
Arizona State University Emergency Operations Manual
An earthquake is one of the few disasters where assistance from cities (i.e., Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert) or from the county or state may not be available. Earthquakes may also affect the services rendered by other sources (i.e., the American Red Cross). ASU must be prepared to provide life-sustaining resources to those left at ASU. Evacuation from the campus may not be recommended, unless it is determined there are additional threats to the university community.
Classes may be cancelled after an earthquake. If needed and able to convene, the emergency operation center may be activated and the emergency operation plans followed. Regardless, information about ASU will be disseminated using the university notification plan.
In the event of major damages and/or injuries, classes and work will be canceled. ASU Police Department will provide instructions for immediate action by using the university notification plan.
In the event of a major earthquake, the following precautions should be taken:
Information about staging areas will be broadcast if the campus is partially or fully evacuated.
For more information, see:
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