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Sunset Flood: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Date: 07/29/2014
Contact: UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations
Phone: (310) 794-0777

Update as of July 29,2014, 7:00 p.m.

The valve feeding the ruptured main was shut off at 5:25pm, although residual pressure resulted in continued flow for some time. We are now seeing the flood water recede on campus. Although some water entered level 1 of Structure 8, there is no reported damage or impacts to that structure. The primary areas of concern remain Parking Structures 4 and 7, Pauley Pavilion, Anderson, Wooden, Morgan, Arthur Ashe, Acosta and James West, which have all sustained water damage.  It is anticipated that the streets of Charles E. Young Dr. North (De Neve - Charles E. Young East) and Sunset (Veteran - Hilgard) will be closed tomorrow.  Traffic is expected to be heavy due to Sunset Blvd closure, and may remain so for several days. Please plan your route to work accordingly.

No one is being allowed into the above parking structures. If your vehicle happens to be stuck in one of these structures, Parking & Transportation Services has set up a phone line to request a ride at 310-825-3618. Until further notice staff assigned to Parking Structures 4 and 7 will be reassigned to Parking Structures 2 and 3.

All UCLA Health operations are anticipated to continue business as usual tomorrow, including all staff, faculty, and patient parking areas.

For additional information, please check the UCLA homepage.

July 29, 2014, 6:08 p.m. 
So far, the flood on Sunset Blvd. has not impacted the hospital and operations are running normally. The water feed to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and other Health System locations are not impacted and are not anticipated to become impacted.  Due to street closures traffic is congested in the surrounding area, however the medical center remains accessible.  Additionally, the hospital has not received any patients as a result of the flooding. More information can be found on the campus website at www.ucla.edu.
 
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