Earthquake aftermath and recovery in Touro University California
A memo from the desk of Dr. Alan Kadish, President and CEO, Touro College & University System
At 3:20AM (PST) on Sunday morning, August 24 Northern California was hit by a 6.0 earthquake with an epicenter near Touro University California (TUC). Thank God, there were no injuries or fatalities on campus. Although there was isolated damage to some campus buildings and facilities, operations at TUC are continuing normally thanks to the readiness and quick action of campus security and facilities management. I would like to express my congratulations to the leadership of TUC for not only their effective response but for their extraordinary preparatory work to protect against crisis situations. You have my deep-felt appreciation for your diligence, dedication and exemplary performance in the aftermath of this event.
I am sad to report that a number of students and staff have suffered damage to their homes—our thoughts and prayers go out to them along with all those who have been impacted by this natural disaster.
Everyone at the Touro College and University System is a member of a large, national and international family. Therefore, it behooves us in the face of such natural disasters that we offer any assistance necessary to the California based members of our university system family. My office has already been in contact with TUC to ask how we can help and identify places for collaborative synergy and where other campuses can offer support. We will reach out accordingly and I know that everyone will step forward if and as needed.
I would also like to ask everyone to review our Emergency Preparedness Procedures and to keep your contact information in the Emergency Notification System updated. These policies will help ensure everyone’s safety in the future.