UCSF Police Issue Hazardous Weather Warning

Heavy Rain and Strong Winds Expected Through Sunday

November 27, 2012

The UCSF Police Department today issued this hazardous weather warning to the UCSF community.

The National Weather Service has issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Warning" for the San Francisco Bay Area beginning tomorrow Wednesday, Nov. 28 through the weekend.

The National Weather Service reports the following:

...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS DURING THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE FOR MOST OF THE SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY REGION... DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO BRING DOWN WEAKENED TREES AND OR BRANCHES WHICH CAN LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL BE DIFFICULT. SECURE OUTDOOR ITEMS AROUND YOUR RESIDENCE AND OTHER LOCATIONS SUCH AS CONSTRUCTION SITES SHOULD CONSIDER SECURING LOOSE OBJECTS.....HEAVY RAIN WITH POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. MORE WIND AND RAIN FORECAST THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WITH POSSIBLE FLOODING CONCERNS.

The UCSF Police Department recommends all University departments back up essential data which is not residing on the UCSF Network. Research facilities without emergency power should take precautionary measures to ensure animal health and safety.

All departments also should instruct staff to turn off lights, computers and electronics when a power outage occurs to prevent damage from power surges when power is restored. Lights and electronics may be turned on after power is restored.

For further storm-related information go to the National Weather Service's storm prediction webpage.