Although somewhat rare in Southern California lightning storms pose a very serious threat to the well being of the CSU Long Beach campus community. In the event of a lightning storm the following guidelines should be followed.
If you are OUTSIDE when a thunder/lightning storm moves into the area. GO INTO A BUILDING OR FULL ENCLOSED VEHICLE.
If you are outside in a storm and feel your hair standing on end and/or hear “crackling noises” you are in lightning’s electric field. A LIGHTNING STRIKE IN YOUR IMMEDIATE AREA IN IMMINENT.
People who have been struck by lightning DO NOT carry an electrical charge. It is safe to render first aid to a victim.
The National Weather Service will be monitored for alerts and weather advisories.
Following the thunderstorm assess the campus for injured persons and/or damaged facilities.
University Police will normally maintain incident command on any multi-jurisdictional response to the incident. However, in the event of a mass casualty incident command will normally be transitioned to the Long Beach Fire Department upon their arrival at the incident.
The University Police Watch Commander will be responsible for ensuring that the appropriate level of notifications are made to the University Police Administration and that the appropriate reports are filed detailing the incident.