Omaha Area Flooding
We know that some of you, your families and friends are either dealing with flooding or monitoring the news about flood waters. The University and the Crisis Committee are also monitoring this situation, taking a comprehensive look at the issues and preparing for any potential impact that may arise. The following outlines how Creighton intends to meet the needs of the University while assisting employees who are personally impacted, as well as providing information on preparedness and guidance on volunteering for flood‐related activities.
- Facilities Management is working closely with designated officials to monitor the possible effect on the University. To enable continued operations, contingency plans are in place for possible flood issues or sewer backup in areas most vulnerable. If managers have additional flood‐related operational issues please contact Facilities at ext. 2780.
- Employees who are impacted by flooding should discuss this situation with supervisors as soon as possible. University leadership is granting up to three days of excused leave to employees whose homes have been flooded or are experiencing sewage‐backup. Remember the Employee Assistance Program is available for those who need additional support.
- Part of our University culture is to reach out and help others during times of need. Individuals who wish to volunteer for flood‐related activities during business hours must have supervisor approval and use vacation time.
- Preparation is always a key element in a time of disaster. The University’s emergency preparedness website will be updated as warranted with information and links to helpful resources. For example the Red Cross has information on how individuals can prepare for potential flooding and locations of shelters.
The Crisis Committee will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves with the guidance of the University’s crisis response plan and by working with state and local officials. Updates and information will be shared as needed.