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Flooding Procedure


  • Pay attention and follow all emergency alerts issued by Tulane.
  • Report any flooding that you may observe to TUPD.  ​​​​​
    • TUPD Emergency Numbers are:
      • Tulane Uptown Campus Police emergency: 504-865-5911
      • Tulane Downtown Campus Police emergency: 504-988-5555
      • Tulane National Primate Center Police emergency: 985-871-6411
      • Other Campuses: Call 911
  • Tell the TUPD Dispatcher your name and the exact location of the flooding.
  • Evacuate the area if you feel your safety is at risk, especially if the flooding is near electrical equipment.
  • Observe all campus street and parking lot closures during flooding events. Do NOT attempt to drive through flood waters if you are not certain of the depth of the water.


  • If there is a threat of flooding, TUPD will patrol campus to identify any areas of high water.
  • During flooding events, the Tulane emergency alert system will be activated with information and instructions.
  • TUPD will close and/or restrict access to flooded areas on campus and with Campus Services will respond to flooding or potential flooding entering buildings. Buildings will be evacuated if necessary.
  • Tulane emergency personnel will monitor the situation with weather services and local authorities.
  • Once the threat has passed, TUPD and Campus Services will inspect the campus for damage, respond to any injuries, and will issue an "all clear" message via the emergency alert system when flooding has subsided.