Advisories from the Stony Brook University Emergency Operations Center
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Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:30AM: Impact of Hurricane Ida On Our Community
I understand that you and your families may well have been impacted by the storm in your residential communities. I hope you are safe.
As we address the issues that have affected our campus, brought about by the remnants of hurricane Ida, it’s important that we consider students who have been directly affected. I ask that you provide flexibility where class attendance is concerned today and tomorrow.
Impact was felt most significantly in the Mendelsohn Community area of the Stony Brook campus.This primarily houses first-year students, who were temporarily relocated overnight. Student Affairs is in direct contact with these students, providing access to their rooms for medicine and other urgent needs. While the status of the buildings is assessed today, we are planning contingencies to move them to other campus residence halls as needed, and we are encouraging those who come from the local area to head home today and remain there for the Labor Day weekend.
Only one other building, the Student Union, was so severely affected by the storm. The Union is closed today. Those who work in the building are working remotely while an assessment is made, and no events will be held or services offered there today.
Classes will be held as scheduled. Custodial staff and building managers are assessing conditions and identifying any additional needs. Roads and parking areas have been cleared and dining and SB transit services are operating on normal schedules.
We encourage you to please use caution and your best judgement with regard to travel and local conditions. We will continue to update the community with new information as it becomes available.
Thank you for your flexibility as we navigate the challenges brought about by the storm; and thank you to VP Larry Zacarese and VP Rick Gatteau and their teams for the guidance they bring to Stony Brook.
Paul M. Goldbart
Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:00AM: Remnants of Hurricane Ida
To the Campus Community,
The remnants of hurricane Ida created flooding conditions with many areas of campus affected overnight. Impact was felt most significantly in the Mendelsohn Community area of the Stony Brook campus. Students in the affected residence halls were safely relocated and our facilities teams are working to mitigate the flooded conditions and assess the viability of a safe return to the building. We are communicating directly with the students who have been affected to address their immediate needs, and they will be granted flexibility in terms of class attendance today. The Student Union was also affected by flooding. The building is closed while damage assessment and clean up continue. Staff who work in the building should work remotely today.
No other buildings or residential communities have been severely impacted. Custodial staff and building managers are assessing conditions and identifying any additional needs.
Roads and parking areas have been cleared and dining and SB transit services are operating on normal schedules.
The campus is open and classes will be held as scheduled today. Please use caution and your best judgement with regard to travel.
Students requiring special assistance can contact the Student Support Team in the Division of Student Affairs at student_supportteam@
We will continue to update the community with new information as it becomes available.
Lawrence M. Zacarese
Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management
Chief Security Officer
Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:00AM: Remnants of Hurricane Ida
All classes and events scheduled for today, September 2nd will be held as scheduled.
Please exercise caution and allow yourself additional time for travel as there is
some flooding of campus roadways and in buildings. There are also isolated power interruptions
in one residential area.
COVID-19 Situation Monitoring
The University Police - Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the COVID-19
Coronavirus situation. We will continue to work with our Campus, County, and State
partners to provide the latest information available.
For additional information please visit this page for Stony Brook University related information or this informational page from Stony Brook Medicine.
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