Utility Emergencies: What You Need to Know
Who to Contact: Report utility emergencies to facilities at (518) 564-5044 (weekdays) and (518) 564-5030 (evenings / weekends)
- Turn off all appliances and devices (e.g., stoves, gas burners, heaters, computers, etc.).
- Secure all work and experiments.
- Immediately notify your supervisor.
- Do not use flammable materials until power is restored.
- Evacuate the building if you are notified.
- Immediately stop all operations and evacuate the area, notifying other occupants/visitors as you leave.
- Do Not take time to close doors or switch lights on or off.
- Do Not re-enter the building until notified by University Police.
People Trapped in Elevator
- Use the emergency phone in the elevator or push the alarm button.
- Don't attempt to rescue trapped people or to escape from an elevator.
- Wait for help and remain calm until help arrives.
Flooding or Water Break
- Stop using all electrical devices if flooding occurs.
- Move electrical devices off floors, including power strips, etc.
- Avoid direct contact with wet surfaces, since flood waters may have become contaminated (i.e. raw sewage, oil, gasoline, etc.) when leaking into buildings or may be electrically charged.
- Evacuate the flooded area if you feel you are in danger or if you are notified.
- Wear gloves when you are handling or cleaning wet surfaces to avoid direct skin contact.
- Use cleaning agents and disinfectants on surfaces which may have come in contact with flood waters.
- Dispose of wet paper and porous materials which cannot be dried since they may promote mold growth if they are not properly dried.
For more information, please contact:
Emergency Management Director
Phone: (518) 564-4950
Fax: (518) 564-7986