Utility Loss

Electrical Power Outage

Call Facilities: x3785 or Public Safety: x3333 after hours

  • If possible, determine whether the problem is isolated to your area or involves a larger area.
  • Unplug or turn off any electrical appliances (which can be done so safely) to prevent a power drain when the electricity is restored.
  • Employees are asked to remain calm and try to continue to work, if possible.

Gas Leak

Call Facilities: x3785 or Public Safety: x3333 after hours

If you smell gas and suspect a leak, cease all operations.

DO NOT SWITCH ON LIGHTS OR ANY OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.

Evacuate the building by the nearest exit. Notify other building occupants to do so as well. If disabled individual cannot safely evacuate the building, assist them to the nearest stairwell away from the emergency area. Alert emergency personnel of their location.

DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.

During working hours, after exiting the building immediately notify Facilities at x3785. State the location and extent of involvement of the gas leak. After hours, weekends, or holidays, notify Public Safety at x3333.

Once outside, move away from the building at least 500 feet. Keep driveways and sidewalks clear for emergency crews.

DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless authorized to by the Miami Dade Fire Department or Public Safety Department.

Water CutOff or Loss of Pressure

Call Facilities: x3785 or Public Safety: x3333 after hours

If possible, determine whether the problem is isolated to your area or involves a larger area.

Turn off water faucets to prevent a drain when the water is restored.

Call the Facilities Department (3785) during business hours or Public Safety (3333) after hours.

Note: Often after a water outage or low water pressure, water may come out of the tap cloudy or rust colored. It is recommended that you allow the water to flow for a short period of time before use.

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