Risk Management - Emergency Information
|August 16, 2013
NWS officials predict continued showers and isolated thunderstorms today and tonight as a front remains stalled in the area. Very heavy rainfall with some of the showers and storms may lead to isolated flash flooding through Sunday.
MUSC remains fully operational at this time.
Please refer to HR policies regarding hazardous weather and leave requests. Please see additional information for Medical Center Staff below.
MUSC Officials continue to monitor this situation and are in regular contact with local public safety authorities. As there are areas of significant flooding in the Charleston area, please use caution when driving.
MEDICAL CENTER INFORMATION
The MUSC Medical Center remains fully operational at this time.
If road conditions permit, employees are asked to report to work on their usual schedule. If conditions make for dangerous driving, employees are to use good judgment and report to work as soon as practical. Employees are to notify their supervisors if they are unable to arrive on schedule. Employees on day shift may need to be prepared to remain on the job until their replacement arrives if conditions deteriorate.
Staff Parking for night (7pm – 7am) shift can park in High Rise Garages (recommend Rutledge Tower Employee (W) and Ashley Rutledge Patient Garage).
If flooding, consider taking the following detour routes:
· Rutledge/Citadel (I-26 exit)
· Meeting Street Exit proceed onto Calhoun Street to hospital area
· James Island Connector turn left on Courtenay and proceed to Bee & President
The CARTA buses will be available to transport employees at the locations designated in the Carta Express Route (http://www.ridecarta.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/CARTAExpress-Routes-effec-May-5-2013.pdf).
Flooding is a concern in an around the MUSC Campus including the follow areas:
Employees and students should park in their assigned locations if at all possible, utilizing alternate approaches as city roads will allow.
President Street Garage (PGII/E Lot):
If the President and Cannon Street intersection is impassable, the Wescott Court and first entrance to the garage from Cannon Street should be used.
Rutledge Tower Garage (PGIII/W Lot):
Rutledge Avenue is on relatively high ground. Access to the garage continues from Rutledge Avenue and Vanderhorst Street.
Bee Street Garage (PG VII/A Lot):
Bee Street from the VA to Courtenay usually remains passable and entrances and exits to the Bee Street garage are serviceable.
Harborview Tower Garage (PG IV/L Lot):
Access to this garage even during difficult weather conditions is not usually a problem.
All employee garages and lots are usually accessible; however, city streets leading to these locations may not be passable. Employees should try alternate approaches to their assigned locations. University Transportation will operate as usual unless/until flooding makes it impossible to continue. Employees who are unable to reach their assigned locations but can reach other locations may park in a location to which they are not assigned. Gates will be open, or if closed, access can be gained by using the call box at the facility entrance or by calling the remote access operator at 792-1057 on your cell phone.
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