WSU and Avista have restored power to the WSU Pullman campus. Normal operations and class schedules will resume effective 1:00 this afternoon.
There are no warnings or emergencies
Due to power outages from high winds, classes and all non-essential operations are suspended this morning. Normal schedule should resume at 1:00pm. Only essential personnel should report to work before 1:00.
The WSU Pullman campus is experiencing power outages and some downed trees due to high winds. Stay indoors if possible. Exercise appropriate caution. This event is forecast to dissipate overnight.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Columbia Basin, NE Washington and the Idaho Panhandle for this afternoon through approximately 1:00am. It appears that the worst winds will be North and East of Pullman. Exercise caution when outdoors and particularly when traveling on roadways. WSU Pullman is continuing normal operations – EXCEPT for UREC outdoor activities, which have been cancelled for today.
The WSU Office of Emergency Management is conducting a fall semester test of the WSUAlert system today Tuesday, October 20th, at 12:05 p.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, and emails which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will also include the campus outdoor warning sirens.
Washington State University places the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. WSU has developed the WSUAlert System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, Alert Website, and other means to … » More …
WSU Information Technology Services (ITS) has been made aware of a phone scam in which the caller demands immediate payment of a ‘Federal Student Tax’. The caller is using tactics similar to phishing in an effort to steal money or elicit personal, and potentially sensitive, information for malicious and/or criminal purposes.
ITS advises all WSU faculty, staff and students to be wary of telephone phishing and other scams. These can be received on campus phones, cell phones or home phones. Recent reports seem to indicate scammers have some information such as phone numbers and e-mail addresses. These callers can get pretty aggressive and threatening. The … » More …
A concerned WSU citizen called in a report of a suspicious item in Fulmer Hall this morning, resulting in the precautionary evacuation of that building. Investigation by WSU Police determined the object reported was not a bomb. There was no threat to Fulmer Hall or WSU. Fulmer has been reopened.
Students, Faculty and Staff at WSU are urged to call in suspicious items observed on campus. In many cases, those items will be determined to be innocuous, but officials would prefer to respond to an alarm that turns out to be unnecessary.
Today (Saturday, August 29) the air quality in the region has been downgraded to “hazardous” on the scale used by the Washington Department of Ecology (see also WSU EHS resources at the link in the announcement below). This has been aggravated by smoke and blowing dust forecast to last at least through the day. Consider staying indoors & limiting exposure.
Air quality in various WSU locations statewide could be impacted by environmental conditions and smoke from wildfires. The Washington State Department of Ecology monitors air quality, identifies people that may be sensitive to outdoor smoke and/or particulate concentrations in the air, and recommends appropriate precautions. For more information go to WSU Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page at http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html. This page provides information on the health effects of wildfire smoke and links to various air quality websites including links to the Washington Department of Ecology websites with updated air quality information and appropriate precautions. If you have further questions please contact Environmental … » More …
Air quality in various locations statewide is being impacted due to current environmental conditions and active wildfires. WSU Campuses and Research and Extension Centers could be affected, particularly along the Puget Sound. The Washington State Department of Ecology monitors air quality, identifies people that may be sensitive to outdoor smoke and/or particulate concentrations in the air, and recommends appropriate precautions. For more information go to WSU Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page at http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html. This page provides information on the health effects of wildfire smoke and links to various air quality websites including links to the Washington Department of Ecology websites with updated … » More …