Campus Advisory: Severe Weather Update

Monday, January 9, 2023, 2:30pm

TO: All Employees
FR: Monir Ahmed, Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Sonoma County and much of Northern California is experiencing a series of winter storms that will continue to impact our region through next week. These storms have brought intermittent heavy wind and rain as well as secondary effects like flooding, road closures, and power and utility outages. 

On campus, conditions remain stable, with no major impact to buildings or areas. This is in large part due to the efforts of our Facilities Management and Sonoma State Police Department staff. Together, they have kept the campus grounds cleared of standing water and debris, and safe during the storms. Please join me in sending them a big Thank You for their efforts. 

A few quick reminders:

  • If you observe an emergency or hazardous situation, please dial 911 immediately.
  • Facilities Management remains ready and prepared to act should action be necessary in response to the storm. Please place a work order if you see leaks or flooding anywhere on campus.
  • If the campus loses power or other utility, employees and campus residents will be notified as soon as possible via email. If emergency conditions exist, an SSU Alert may also be sent via text or phone call. Information on SSU Alert emergency notifications can be found on the Emergency Services website
  • Use care when out in the severe weather conditions. Do not drive or walk through deep standing water and follow posted traffic information including road closures.
  • If you are unable to come to campus and need to work remotely, or if you are unable to work remotely as scheduled, please notify your appropriate administrator. Administrators are encouraged to work with employees, where operationally feasible, to support remote work if and as needed. 

Resources for information:

  • Sonoma County emergency information about the winter storm, including road closures, can be found on the SoCo Emergency website
  • Residents of Sonoma County can also call 211 for road closure information.  
  • Monitor weather conditions and forecasts using local news outlets or  
  • For any questions about conditions or our campus procedures related to this advisory, please email

Seawolves, please stay safe and well while these storms impact our community.