Flooding | Capital University, Columbus Ohio



  • Floods may create conditions hazardous to the health of students, faculty and staff, and destroy university property. A limited flood is one that occurs locally within a specific facility. A major flood is one that occurs from a storm water overflow or Alum Creek overflowing its banks.

    Steps to Follow

    • Flooding should be reported to Public Safety at 614-236-6666.
    • If flooding is major, clear the flooded area.
    • Do not attempt to drive vehicles into flood waters.
    • The CIMT and CIRT will be notified of the flood if it involves large areas of campus and poses an immediate threat to health and safety.
    • Essential personnel as identified in the Severe Weather Operations Policy are to remain on campus for the duration of an emergency, unless conditions become unsafe.
    • It will become the responsibility of each department to physically relocate their own equipment, supplies, etc.
    • Facilities Management personnel will have the primary responsibility of addressing flooding conditions on buildings, building mechanical systems, and utilities.