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Our UT emergency gathering place
We meet in the center of UT -- on the Green.
- Building One -- Peter Hosemann and Milton Azevedo
- Building Two -- Sylvia Tiwon and Bima Gunawan
- Building Three -- Mei Griebenow
- Building Four -- Gaspard Duchene and Cristina Cornejo de Polar
- Building Five -- Megan Comfort and Kristie Sallee
- Building Six -- Ian Duncan and Gautem Premnath
- Building Seven -- Patrice Brault
- Building Eight -- John Smail
- Building Nine -- Barry Smith, Meryl Smith, and
Phyllis Brooks Schafer
Building coordinator responsibilities
- Know who lives in each unit in your building, hold contact information and know in advance who will need special assistance in case of an emergency, i.e., wheelchair users or others with a disability. Use and update, when needed, a diagram for quick reference.
- Distribute materials on emergency preparedness, including instructions on what to do in case of an emergency to each resident. (Or encourage your building-mates to print materials off this website or its links.)
- If an earthquake or other disaster occurs, Building Coordinators will make the rounds of residences to see if anyone needs help, and report to the Incident Commander, Martha Dickey.
- Know where facilities' shut-offs are for sprinklers, gas, and electricity in case they need to be shut off. Instructions are posted where each building's shut-offs are located.
John Smail is the coordinator of the emergency cache, which is stored in the recycling area on the south side of Building Nine, and responsible for its maintenance, e.g., enough oil for generator, sufficient working batteries, etc. Additional supplies are in the tool shed.
For more information:
Emergency People Locator
The UC Berkeley People Locator is a Web-based contact system to provide information to members of the UC Berkeley community and to their families and friends in the event of an emergency affecting the campus.
You can search for information about UC Berkeley students, faculty or staff by name or by the e-mail address used by that person at UC Berkeley. You can also leave a message for or about a member of the UC Berkeley community; all messages will be viewable by any member of the public using the People Locator.
The People Locator website is owned by UC Berkeley, but is available to the general public. Any information entered into this site about the status of a UC Berkeley community member after a disaster is available to the general public so that they may determine the welfare of the community member.
Expertise at UT
Many of us have expertise, skills, and training that are helpful in an emergency. If you have expertise and would like to be added to this list, please contact Martha Dickey.
Along with your emergency items have ready for pets:
- Dog and cat kibble and water bowls
- Dog or cat kibble for five days
- A supply of any needed medications
- A carrier for EACH cat and/or a spare leash or harness for dogs
- Sheaf of newspapers and plastic pick-up bags
- Addresses and phone numbers of vets
- Pet's vaccination records (if they need to be placed in a shelter).
Preparing for an earthquake
- Alert SF -- Their Build a Kit instructions are clear and complete.
- American Red Cross has a comprehensive list of items for their emergency preparedness kit. However, note that they have only a one- or three-day version and we might have to wait much longer than that for assistance.
- UC Berkeley's Office of Emergency Preparedness has a helpful list for home, office, and car, and includes tips on how long different items can be safely stored.
What to do during an earthquake
- Alert SF has a comprehensive list of what to do during an earthquake, presented from different perspectives, i.e., if you're indoors, outdoors, or trapped in debris.
Links to other resources -- with specific suggestions
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