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TCCS Emergency Website

There currently is no emergency facing The Claremont Colleges.

In an emergency, this space will be used to provide timely information for students, parents, faculty, staff and other members of The Claremont Colleges community.

Information will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.


In the aftermath of any emergency incident, life, personal safety, and access to safe shelter remains a priority of local and federal officials.

Survivors should expect and prepare for significant, ongoing impacts, and disruptions to daily activities. There will be a lot of work to do, but we know the recovery will be challenging, and the help of the whole community is required.

  • The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a free public reunification tool that allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. Registrations can also be completed by texting SAFE to 78876. Messages exist in both Spanish and English. To speak with someone at the American Red Cross concerning a missing friend or relative, please contact 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) remains open 24/7 for free help coping with the stress of the disaster.
  • Affected states, territories and tribes, in coordination with local governments, will set up points of distribution in disaster areas. These points of distribution are centralized locations established by state, territorial, or tribal officials where supplies are delivered. Individuals should contact their local emergency management office for more information.
  • Following an incident, Disaster Recovery Centers will open in affected communities where survivors can apply for assistance and meet face-to-face with recovery specialists.
  • For those who wish to help, money donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. To donate or volunteer, contact the voluntary or charitable organization of your choice through the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (NVOAD) at

Assistance for Individuals

  • For those in designated areas, applying online is the best way to register for assistance. If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). If you use 711 relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362 The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
  • Residents and business owners in designated areas who sustained damage will be able to apply for assistance by registering online at Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of a disaster.

Safety and Preparedness

  • If your power is out, safely use a generator or candles.
  • Keep generators outside and far away from windows, doors and vents. Read both the label on your generator and the owner’s manual and follow the instructions.
  • Never use a generator inside a home, basement, shed or garage even if doors and windows are open.
  • If using candles, please use caution. If possible, use flashlights instead. If you must use candles, do not burn them on or near anything that can catch fire.
  • Avoid plugging emergency generators into electric outlets or hooking them directly to your home’s electrical system – they can feed electricity back into the power lines, putting you and line workers in danger.
  • Your phone is an important tool to ensure your family’s safety. Make sure to charge your phone and other electronic devices, as you may lose power for extended periods.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have power.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages such as water or juice.  Alcohol and caffeine will impede your body’s ability to absorb water and increase the likelihood of dehydration.