As shown on this map, the Westmont campus (maroon star) sits below a very small bowl of under 200 acres—little larger than the campus itself (purple area on left)—less than 50% of which was burned in the Thomas Fire. It drained safely and completely, without flooding or debris flow, in the 3-inch deluge on 1/9/18. Providentially, we are blessed with favorable topography, sitting on a ridge that straddles two small creeks, and with little exposure to landslide.
The pink zones are under Evacuation Order as of 1/14/18, and the yellow zones depict the Warning area. The black border indicates the Exclusion Zone where the public is subject to arrest.