AlertSU messages that are currently relevant.
Power Restored to Stanford Campus
Crews have identified and repaired a fault on an underground circuit. Power has been restored to all areas of the Stanford campus. Casper Dining will reopen for dinner service.
Escondido Village Studio 2 will be offline for a short time while the building system is reset.
Thank you for your patience while we worked through the outage today.
University Staff Working to Resolve Partial Power Outage
University staff is working to resolve the partial power outage on the Stanford campus. The expected time of power restoration has not been determined. The outage is within the campus power infrastructure and unrelated to PG&E.
Lagunita Lakeside Dining and Arrillaga Family Dining Commons will open at 7:00 a.m. for student respite (and morning service at 9:30 a.m.). Other dining halls will open at 10:30 a.m. as usual for morning service.
Tresidder Student Union and Graduate Community Center will be open at 7:30 a.m. for student respite.
We will continue to provide updates as soon as they are available at https://emergency.stanford.edu.
Community Alert-Power Outage
AlertSU: Power Outage affecting parts of Stanford Campus. Updates when available at https://emergency.stanford.edu/
2022 Annual AlertSU Test Message
This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. If there were a real emergency, this message would contain information about the event and any necessary protective actions. Please participate by acknowledging this message in your email or text message. To stop a VoIP phone message press Stop then Exit. Thank you for your participation.
M5.1 Earthquake Centered Near San Jose, No Impact to Campus
An earthquake was felt in the Stanford area at 11:42 a.m. Preliminary information is that it was centered 12 miles south of San Jose and registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.
At this time, we are not aware of significant impacts at Stanford, and we anticipate no disruptions to normal university operations.
Please be aware that aftershocks are always possible. In an aftershock, “Duck, Cover and Hold” until the shaking stops. Report any emergencies to 911, or 9-911 from a campus telephone. If you observe new damage to campus buildings, please report it to (650) 723-2281.
More information on earthquake preparedness and response is available at https://cardinalready.stanford.edu/emergency/earthquake/.
Power restored to main campus through secondary PG&E line
Power restored to campus through secondary PG&E line. More information at https://emergency.stanford.edu.
Main campus power outage
AlertSU: Power restoration efforts underway following outage at main Stanford campus. Details at https://emergency.stanford.edu.
Potential for Rotating Power Outages Continues
ALERTSU: PG&E has again announced the possibility of rotating power outages today between 4 and 9 p.m. Stanford’s main campus again is not affected, but a portion of Stanford Redwood City could be affected.
Conservation efforts prevented major outages on Tuesday. Once again today, a Flex Alert is in effect from 4 to 9 p.m., and everyone is encouraged to conserve energy during this period to help prevent rotating outages from occurring.
For continuing updates on the possibility of rotating outages during this week’s heat wave, consult the PG&E website. You can verify if your address is scheduled for a planned outage on this PG&E page: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/planning-and-preparedness/safety-and-preparedness/find-your-rotating-outage-block/find-your-rotating-outage-block.page#find-your-block-for-rotating-outage.
Information and resources on navigating the current heat wave remain available at https://emergency.stanford.edu.
Rotating Power Outages Possible in Region
ALERTSU: PG&E has announced the possibility of rotating power outages today (Tuesday, Sept. 6) between 4 and 9 p.m. Stanford’s main campus is not affected by any of these planned outages; however, it appears that Stanford Redwood City could be affected. Rotating outages are subject to change and can be expanded, canceled or postponed depending on conservation efforts.
Verify if your address is scheduled for a planned outage at the PG&E website.: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/planning-and-preparedness/safety-and-preparedness/find-your-rotating-outage-block/find-your-rotating-outage-block.page
Heat wave tips and respite areas available
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of California, beginning Saturday morning and continuing through Tuesday evening.
While the regional heat wave will most severely impact inland areas of the state, the potential for widespread strain on the power grid has resulted in a State of Emergency declaration for the California power grid, including a warning of the possibility of rolling blackouts. While rolling blackouts are possible, this is unlikely to affect campus, barring a very large-scale grid event.
University staff are taking measures to prepare campus for this coming heat wave and will remain informed on potential impacts to campus. You are encouraged to take steps to prepare – whether you are on campus or elsewhere. Visit emergency.stanford.edu for preparedness tips and information on respite spaces.