The College Emergency Plan is predicated on a realistic approach to the problems likely to be encountered on campus during a major emergency or disaster. Hence, the following are general guidelines. An emergency or a disaster may occur at any time of the day or night, weekend, or holiday, with little or no warning. The succession of events in an emergency is not predictable; hence, published support and operational plans will serve only as guidelines and may require on the spot modification in order to meet the requirements of the emergency. Disasters may affect residents in the geographical location of the college; therefore, city, state and federal emergency services may not be available. A delay in off campus emergency services may be expected. A major emergency may be declared if information indicates that such a condition is developing or is probable.