Blackout

A total power outage affecting the entire campus is referred to as a “blackout.”

Actions

  • Remain calm and alert.
  • Turn off all light switches.
  • Set equipment switches to OFF.
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows.
  • If your area has an emergency generator that does not start, notify facilities services (ext. 6340) or public safety (ext. 6111).
  • Evacuate the building if directed to do so by College or other emergency officials. (See Building Evacuation Procedures).
  • Follow directions of LVC public safety and/or residential life personnel.


Note: The following are not considered critical incidents/emergencies: a small power outage affecting only a few buildings on campus or a brownout resulting in a reduction in voltage by the power utility company during periods of heavy power usage.Evacuate the building if directed to do so by College or other emergency officials. (See Building Evacuation Procedures)