Jaguar Hall Recovery Team

Team Leader: Director of Housing
Alternate:  Resident Director or Maintenance Supervisor

Recovery goals:  Ensure that Jaguar Hall is safe and habitable for students and staff.  Contact all staff and residents to let them know they may return to the residence hall to acquire belongings and then again when they may return to their room permanently.

  1. Consult with the American Campus Communities Regional Director         
  2. File an American Campus Communities’ Incident/Communications Report with the ACC Regional Director within 12 hours of the incident
  3. Care for injured persons.  Call for emergency assistance if required
  4. Monitor weather information and be prepared for additional severe weather, high winds, etc.  Keep listening to public broadcasts until the area is declared safe
  5. Be extremely careful as you move around a property damaged by a hurricane.   Watch for live electrical wires, shattered glass, splintered wood, etc
  6. Wear a hard hat if available
  7. Wear sturdy shoes.
  8. Prepare for possible flooding
  9. Ensure that a paper copy of a current resident and a staff roster, each with emergency destination contact information is available
  10. Coordinate with the UHV Director of Facilities Services and the JH Maintenance Supervisor with regards to building access, i.e. lock changes
  11. Work with JH Maintenance Supervisor, the UHV Director of Facilities Services, and American Campus Communities (ACC) to identify and evaluate damage to Jaguar Hall and report to ERT
  12. Inspecting Utilities             
    1. Check for gas leaks.  If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and quickly leave the building.  Turn off the gas at the outside main valve if you can.  Call the gas company.  If you turn off the gas for any reason, it must be turned on by a professional                 
    2. Look for electrical system damage.  If you see sparks or broken or frayed wires, or if you smell something burning, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box or circuit breaker, and call the JH Maintenance Supervisor for assistance.  Do not touch the circuit breaker panel while standing in water                 
    3. Check for sewage and water line damage.  If you suspect sewage lines are damaged, avoid using the toilets and call a plumber.  If water pipes are damaged, contact the water company and avoid the water from the tap
  13. Report broken gas, sewer, or water mains to the power company
  14. JH Maintenance Supervisor Tasks
    1. Inspect the property and appoint clean-up crews                 
    2. Open clogged lines and drains                 
    3. Do not turn on the electricity until you are instructed that it is safe to do so
  15. Maintain communication with ERT and staff including Aramark, Student Affairs, Athletics, and any clubs and organizations with offices in Jaguar Hall         
  16. Set up hours when individuals may return to the hall to retrieve personal belongings
  17. Coordinate with campus staff members who have offices in Jaguar Hall regarding retrieval of personal items
  18. Coordinate with residents regarding retrieval of personal items
  19. Ensure staff is available and kept updated
  20. Coordinate with Aramark with respect to damage to and reopening of the food service operation
  21. Contact ACC with regards to LAMS and MRI and the availability of student records
  22. Continue to evaluate habitability and communicate this information to ERT and ACC
  23. Once habitability is ensured, return building access to normal levels
  24. Determine what level of food service would be available upon student’s return
  25. Contact staff to determine if they are returning
  26. Contact students via telephone and email that Jaguar Hall is habitable.  Keep roster updated as we learn that someone is choosing not to return