This website was created as part of Berkeley Lab's emergency response plan for local and regional disasters. In the event of any disruption of services, this site will provide a means for Lab employees to communicate with each other and stay informed on the status of lab operations. Internet requests for www.lbl.gov will automatically redirect to this site if an emergency plan has been put into effect. 

The site can also be used by customers and lab employees who are having difficulty connecting to lab services to verify that no disruption has taken place and all services are available. The Emergency Status Information Line is: 1-800-445-5830.

19 November 2018, 4:00 PM

We are continuing to monitor the air quality in the region. 

  • The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an advisory through Tuesday, Nov. 20 due to smoke from the fire in Butte County.

  • Air quality has improved since last week.

  • The weather forecast predicts we will have rain by mid-week.

  • The Lab will continue normal operations on Tuesday, and we will continue to monitor air quality conditions.


Please keep the following options in mind to minimize the impact of smoke:

● Talk with your supervisor about alternate work options if you have concerns about the air quality at your work location.

● The Lab’s Health Services in Building 26 is available for consultation. No appointment is needed.

● We have internal air quality monitors located at five of our buildings to get representative air data so we can understand what is happening across the hill. This data will be used in planning for similar situations in the future. You can access the monitoring information at www.purpleair.com.

● Protective measures, such as wearing a mask, are an individual choice.  Consult with your personal health provider for more information if you have existing health issues.  If you choose a mask, read more about masks and how to use them.  


For more information, see our air quality resource page. Please monitor your work email and status.lbl.gov for updates.

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18 November 2018, 1:40 PM


While the region’s air quality has improved significantly since Friday, smoke from the fire in Butte County continues to impact the Bay Area. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an advisory through Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Lab will continue normal operations on Monday, but please keep the following options in mind to minimize the impact of smoke: 

Talk with your supervisor about alternate work options if you have any concerns about the air quality at your work location.
The Lab’s Health Services in Building 26 is available for consultation. No appointment is needed. 
We have added internal air quality monitors to five of our buildings to get representative air data so we can understand what is happening across the hill. This data will be used in planning for similar situations in the future. You can access the monitoring information at www.purpleair.com.
Protective measures, such as wearing a mask, are an individual choice.  Consult with your personal health provider for more information if you have existing health issues.  If you choose a mask, read more about masks and how to use them.  

For more information, see our air quality resource page.


Please monitor your work email and status.lbl.gov for updates.

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16 November 2018, 5:25 AM


Due to the ongoing poor air quality in the region, we are encouraging employees who feel that they have better air quality at home than at work, to work remotely today. This applies to all Lab locations.  Please communicate with your supervisor as soon as possible about your work options.


The Lab is not closed today, and all essential operational services will continue, including shuttles, maintenance, deliveries, etc.  All scheduled outdoor work will be postponed for today.


In view of the current conditions, and to ensure that everyone who would like to attend the vigil can do so, we will reschedule the event we had planned for today at 3 p.m. to observe the UN National Day of Tolerance.


Please monitor your work email and status.lbl.gov for updates.


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15 November 2018, 2:40 PM

Early-release today

Due to the current air quality, we are authorizing a two-hour early release pending the approval of your supervisor. This applies to all Lab locations. By releasing employees early we hope to shorten your commute this afternoon.


All employees should report to work tomorrow morning. Monitor your work email and status.lbl.gov for updates.

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08 November 2018, 4:10 PM

Air Quality and Fire Danger Alerts

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory through Friday, November 9 due to wildfire smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County, Calif. Please visit the BAAQMD website for health guidance and more information. Go here for real-time air quality readings.

In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills, North Bay Mountains, and Santa Cruz Mountains through Friday, November 9, at 7:00 a.m. This Red Flag Warning means there is an elevated potential for rapid fire spread in specified areas and increased risk of heat-related illnesses. Additional fire safety precautions are warranted. Visit this National Weather Service site to see the regional extent and the status of the Red Flag Warning (click the “Red Flag Warning” tab for details).

Visit status.lbl.gov for Lab status updates.  


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24 October 2018, 5:30 pm

The electrical service to Buildings 50B and 50F has been restored, and occupants of those buildings can return to work Wednesday.  Business systems experienced temporary outages this afternoon as a result of networking changes made during the power outage.   Science VM infrastructure is now fully operational.  Cluster computing will return to service over the next 24 hours.

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23 October 2018, 5:30 p.m.

The electrical service to Buildings 50B and 50F has been restored, and occupants of those buildings can return to work Wednesday.  Business systems remain up and running, and the science systems will be brought online and restored over the next one to two business days.

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23 October 2018, 3 p.m.

Power continues to be down in Buildings 50B and 50F.  The vendor is on site working on repairing the damaged transformer that failed yesterday.  If all goes well, we hope to have power restored by 5:00 p.m.  Look for an update later this afternoon.  


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22 October 2018, Noon

System Lab-wide impacts:


  • The LETS sweep has been postponed from noon today to 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

  • Key lab Business systems are expected to be restored this afternoon, supported by temporary cooling - however these may go offline again if temporary cooling fails.

  • Scientific computing systems including clusters and SVM cannot be brought back online until normal power and cooling are restored. There is currently no ETA for this.


Strike information:

  • Make sure you have your Lab badge for entrance to the Lab.

  • Stay connected on all the latest information on the strike by checking TABL.



Electrical Update:

  • The Facilities group has been notified of several specific equipment outages in buildings other than those identified in the earlier Level 1 email.  Facilities teams are responding as quickly as possible to address these issues. If additional equipment outages are discovered, please contact the appropriate Facility Area Manager for the respective building.

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22 October 2018, 9:40 AM

Power has been restored to B50, B50A, B50C and B50E.  B50B, and B50F are still without power, and will likely be without power for the remainder of the day.  There is damage to the switch that provides power to these two buildings. Facilities is working with a vendor and will be able to provide a better assessment of when power will be restored to these two buildings later today.  In the meantime, people who work in B50B and B50F should work with their supervisor to find another place to work. There are some areas that are very dark in these buildings.  Below is the status of the IT systems that I sent in the last email.

Most IT systems are expected to be out of service until electricity is restored.  This includes:
  • Business Systems: FMS, HRIS, CHESS, Maximo, etc
  • Collaboration Applications:  Commons, Conferences (indico), Grouper (e.g. CIFS Shares)
  • Science Systems:  All HPCS Clusters, Science Virtual Machine Service
  • Colocation:  Customer-owned systems located in B50B-2109C colocation facility
Lab authentication systems, Gmail and the rest of G-sute are functioning normally, as is networking to buildings with power.  Telephony is functioning normally in all facilities.

Check status.lbl.gov for updates.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.  I will send an update later today.

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22 October 2018, 9:05 AM

Preliminary Information:   50A,C,E expected to be restored this AM.  No ETA for 50B,F.   IT systems still offline, dependent on 50B power.

8:25AM Update:
As of 6:00 AM today, a major power disruption impacted the entire site and has left 50 Complex, 2, and the Guest House without power.   Current ETA for repair is 6-8 hours (2 and Guest House have been restored). See Level 1 emails for more information.

IT Specific Information:

As a result of the electric outage in the 50 complex, most IT systems are expected to be out of service until electricity is restored.  This includes:
  • Business Systems:  FMS, HRIS, CHESS, Maximo, etc.
  • Collaboration Applications:   Commons, Conferences (Indico), Grouper(e.g. CIFS Shares),
  • Science Systems:  All HPCS Clusters, Science Virtual Machine Service
  • Colocation:  Customer-owned systems located in 50B-2109C colocation facility.
  • Lab authentication systems, Gmail, and the rest of Gsuite are functioning normally, as is networking to buildings with power.
  • Telephony is functioning normally in all facilities. 

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19 October 2018, 2:30 PM

Three Day Strike Called Beginning Oct. 23; Changes to Gate Access and Shuttle Services

The AFSCME and UPTE bargaining units representing UC and Berkeley Lab employees are conducting a strike across the UC system starting Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 4 a.m., and continuing through Friday, Oct. 26 at 3:59 a.m.

At Berkeley Lab, gate restrictions and shuttle bus route changes will be in place.


Lab staff, suppliers, visitors, and guests must use the Blackberry or Grizzly Gates only. The Grizzly Gate will be open for entry into the Lab from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the strike. The Blackberry Gate will be open 24 hours. See the map.

The Strawberry Gate is for the exclusive use of construction contractors, their subcontractors, and their suppliers. Berkeley Lab employees will not be permitted to enter or exit through the Strawberry Gate.

Lab shuttles will run their normal schedules, but both the Orange and Rockridge shuttles will enter and exit through the Blackberry Gate. The Orange shuttle will not use the Pool and Rim stops on Centennial Way during the strike.  


Please be prepared to show your Lab badge and other ID if requested at the gate.  

Strike-related questions should be sent to strikeinfo@lbl.gov.

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13 October 2018, 11:16 AM

Red Flag Warning Issued for the East Bay Valleys and East Bay Hills

Dear Berkeley Lab community,


The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, valid for the East Bay Valley, East Bay Hills, Alameda County from midnight tonight to to noon PDT MondayThis Red Flag Warning means there is an elevated potential for rapid fire spread in specified areas, and increased risk of heat-related illnesses. Additional fire safety precautions are warranted.


Visit this National Weather Service site to see the regional extent and the status of the Red Flag Warning (click the “Red Flag Warning” tab for details).


In order to reduce the potential for a fire to begin or to spread, Berkeley Lab’s Fire Marshal Office offers the following guidance for working at Berkeley Lab:


No Exterior Hot Work Operations (i.e., activities that generate fire, sparks, open flame, etc.):

    • All Hot Work Operations outside of buildings have been restricted to existing, open Hot Work Permits only. Permitted Hot Work inside of buildings have no additional restrictions today.
    • Barbecues and Sterno are considered Hot Work Operations, as they involve open flame.
    • All outdoor barbecues must be approved by the Fire Marshal Office through the Hot Work Permit Request System. Email hotwork@lbl.gov.


Parking on hillsides:

    • Please exercise caution when parking or starting a vehicle near, or directly on, a hillside. Ensure mufflers are not in direct contact with brush or debris.


Smoking:

    • Many of the Smoking Areas on the Lab are directly adjacent to dry brush or hillsides. Please ensure that all cigarette butts are fully and completely extinguished on pavement or concrete before placing into the receptacles.
    • Please only smoke on hard surfaces (i.e., concrete areas, paved areas) and where safe to do so, a minimum of 30 feet from a hillside or brush-covered area.


Take appropriate preparedness actions based on the increased temperatures, which include: 

    • Limiting outdoor strenuous activity during the hottest time of the day
    • Drinking more water than usual
    • Seeking air-conditioned buildings
    • Wearing light-colored clothing and a hat
    • Never leaving children or pets alone in a parked vehicle
    • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke


For more information, visit the Weather Conditions at LBNL page (listed under “W” in Berkeley Lab’s A-Z Index) and the National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area Office website.


If you see any signs of smoke or fire, please call 911. If you have other incident concerns, please contact the Lab's Security Operations Center at (510) 486-6999. Refer to the Berkeley Lab Zone Map for zone information and “safe building” locations.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in reducing the risk of fire during this time. For more information, please contact Ellen Ford at EFord@lbl.gov.  

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08 October 2018, 09:48 AM

Red Flag Warning Extended to 5:00 PM Today 

The National Weather Service has extended the Red Flag Warning, valid for the East Bay Valley, East Bay Hills, Alameda County to 5:00 PM today, Oct. 8. This Red Flag Warning means there is an elevated potential for rapid fire spread in specified areas, and increased risk of heat-related illnesses. Additional fire safety precautions are warranted. Please read the previous status update on Red Flag Warnings for more information. The Berkeley Lab Fire Marshal Office has allowed exterior hot work to resume as normal for October 8th. 


Visit this National Weather Service site to see the regional extent and the status of the Red Flag Warning (click the “Red Flag Warning” tab for details).


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06 October 2018, 12:03 PM

Red Flag Warning Issued for the East Bay Valleys, East Bay Hills, and Diablo Range

Dear Berkeley Lab community,


The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, valid for the East Bay Valley, East Bay Hills, Alameda County from Saturday October 6th at 11:00 PM to Monday October 8th at 9:00 AM. This Red Flag Warning means there is an elevated potential for rapid fire spread in specified areas, and increased risk of heat-related illnesses. Additional fire safety precautions are warranted.


Visit this National Weather Service site to see the regional extent and the status of the Red Flag Warning (click the “Red Flag Warning” tab for details).


In order to reduce the potential for a fire to begin or to spread, Berkeley Lab’s Fire Marshal Office offers the following guidance for working at Berkeley Lab until Monday October 8th at 9:00 AM:


No Exterior Hot Work Operations (i.e., activities that generate fire, sparks, open flame, etc.):

    • All Hot Work Operations outside of buildings have been restricted to existing, open Hot Work Permits only. Permitted Hot Work inside of buildings have no additional restrictions today.
    • Barbecues and Sterno are considered Hot Work Operations, as they involve open flame.
    • All outdoor barbecues must be approved by the Fire Marshal Office through the Hot Work Permit Request System. Email hotwork@lbl.gov.


Parking on hillsides:

    • Please exercise caution when parking or starting a vehicle near, or directly on, a hillside. Ensure mufflers are not in direct contact with brush or debris.


Smoking:

    • Many of the Smoking Areas on the Lab are directly adjacent to dry brush or hillsides. Please ensure that all cigarette butts are fully and completely extinguished on pavement or concrete before placing into the receptacles.
    • Please only smoke on hard surfaces (i.e., concrete areas, paved areas) and where safe to do so, a minimum of 30 feet from a hillside or brush-covered area.


Take appropriate preparedness actions based on the increased temperatures, which include: 

    • Limiting outdoor strenuous activity during the hottest time of the day
    • Drinking more water than usual
    • Seeking air-conditioned buildings
    • Wearing light-colored clothing and a hat
    • Never leaving children or pets alone in a parked vehicle
    • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke


For more information, visit the Weather Conditions at LBNL page (listed under “W” in Berkeley Lab’s A-Z Index) and the National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area Office website.


If you see any signs of smoke or fire, please call 911. If you have other incident concerns, please contact the Lab's Security Operations Center at (510) 486-6999. Refer to the Berkeley Lab Zone Map for zone information and “safe building” locations.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in reducing the risk of fire during this time. For more information, please contact Ellen Ford at EFord@lbl.gov. 

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Oct 2 5:16 PM
Resolved.  Localized outage of wired and wireless networking in the Building 50 complex.  

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29 August 2018, 5:15 PM

Gas service has been restored to all buildings and operations have returned to normal. 

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29 August 2018, 2:50 PM

Clarification: The leak and the deteriorated pipe was discovered by the contractor and not "struck."

All buildings east of the Advanced Light Source will be without natural gas until further notice.

Affected Buildings:
  • 6 partial (limited to domestic hot water and maybe some bench top gas)
  • 7
  • 53
  • 27
  • 17
  • 45
  • 48
  • 4
  • 14
  • 30
  • 33
  • 33U
  • 26
  • 76
  • 78
  • 77
  • 77A
  • 75
  • 69
  • 72 Complex
  • 67
  • 62
  • 66
  • 74
  • 84
  • 83
  • 86
  • 85
  • Lawrence Hall of Science 
  • UCB Space Sciences

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29 August 2018, 1:50 PM

A gas line in the Old Town area was struck during excavation efforts at approximately 1 p.m. today.  Gas will be shut off momentarily to all buildings east of the Advanced Light Source. More information will be provided on the duration of the outage. 
The gas shutoff affects buildings 4, 14, 30, 33, 67, 69, and 75.

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9 August 2018, 5:00 PM:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Status: Normal Operations

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Personnel Accountability Drill Thursday, August 9

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is conducting a personnel accountability drill on August 9th. The drill will be initiated at 10:00am through the PA system. LabAlert will send notifications by text, email, and phone; personnel are asked to select the option that best fits their status. If you receive a notification that you believe is suspicious and not part of the personnel accountability drill, please contact LBNL Cyber Security at security@lb.gov.  

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Status update on Building 67 for Thursday, August 9

Building 67 remains closed on Thursday morning, August 9, as Lab personnel continue to clean up and re-establish building systems following the flooding of portions of the building on August 7 and evacuation on August 8. 

 

Personnel working in the building should contact their managers for instructions.


Buildings 66, 62, 62A, 72, 72A, 72B, and 72C will resume normal business operations on Thursday morning.  

 

All hazards associated with the incident have been removed, and the incident presented no public health or safety concern. No injuries were reported.

 

Lawrence Road has reopened and all Lab gates and shuttle buses have resumed normal operations.

Please watch status.lbl.gov for more information.


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8 August 2018, 2:00 PM:

Update on today’s evacuation of the Building 67 Complex

At approximately 8:00 pm last evening, a contractor working on the 6th Floor of Building 67 was performing a planned chemical operation with a small quantity of chemicals inside a fume hood. An unexpected chemical reaction resulted in the activation of the building's fire suppression system. Several hundred gallons of water were released from the fire suppression sprinklers. Overnight, water dripped to the floors below.

No injuries were reported. The incident presents no public health or safety concern.

This morning, incident responders were taking a cautious approach, evaluating potential electrical hazards as well as possible chemical hazards associated with the flooding and with the small quantities of chemicals that remained in the affected room. Buildings 67, 66, 62, 62A, 72, 72A, 72B, and 72C were evacuated.

Note that reentry to the evacuated buildings may not be permitted until tomorrow morning or later, after all potential hazards have been evaluated and the affected areas are deemed safe.

Lawrence Road remains closed from the S Lot inside the Strawberry Gate to the driveway to Building. 31. Access to Building 31 may be restricted. Lab gates are open, but no left turns from the Strawberry Gate entrance toward the Building 67 Complex are permitted.

All onsite personnel are asked to avoid the area.

The Blue Shuttle Route is disrupted in the area; there will be no shuttle access to the Building 67 or Building 77 stops for the remainder of the day.

Please watch status.lbl.gov for more information.

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8 August 2018, 10:00 AM:

The Laboratory is responding to an emergency at Building 67


Berkeley Lab first responders and the Alameda County Fire Department are responding to an emergency this morning at the Lab's Building 67. Buildings 67, 66, 62, 62A, 72, 72A, 72B, and 72C are being evacuated.

A 300 ft. cordon has been established around Building 67. Lawrence Road is closed from the S Lot inside the Strawberry Gate to the driveway to Building. 31. Access to Building 31 may be restricted. Lab gates are open, but no left turns from the Strawberry Gate entrance are permitted.

The Blue Shuttle Route will be disrupted in the area; there will be no shuttle access to the Building 67 complex or the Building 77 stop for the duration of the emergency.

All personnel are asked to avoid the area, honor cordons and barricades, and obey first responders. Reentry is not expected to be permitted for several hours, at least.

Berkeley Lab first responders and Alameda County Fire Department officials are on scene, isolating the area, and assessing hazards.  

Please watch status.lbl.gov for more information.

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14 July 2018, Network Outage for Zone 2 -- Resolved


Update 5:52 PM 14 July:

Power has been restored to Zone 2 by Facilities via a temporary generator, and network services have been restored to impacted buildings. 

Update 2:20 PM 14 July:

Intermittent power outages in Zone 2 starting at 2:20 PM today are causing wireless and wired network loss-of-service for buildings 2, 6, 7, 14, 15, 17, 26, 27, 28, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 45, 46, 47, 48, 53, 54, 58, 59, 69, 71, 75, 76, 78, 80, 13c, 33c, 36a, 46a, 46b, 46d, 50b, 58a, 71a, 71b, 71p, 71w, 75a, 75b, 75c, 76l, 80a

Facilities is working to restore power and IT will provide updates on network status periodically.


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Fire Weather Watch Red Flag Warning - Avoid Entry to Lab Site from 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24

 

The National Weather Service has upgraded the current Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning, valid for the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills from 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24.


All Lab personnel and visitors are advised not to come to the Lab site during this period unless absolutely necessary. Please call (800) 445-5830 for status updates.


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7 May 2018, Personnel Accountability Drill


Berkeley Lab is conducting a Lab wide personnel accountability test.  The entire laboratory community is expected to participate.    

Information on the purpose of this test and the messages sent during the test are available here.

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29 Jan 2018, 1:04PM-3:45PM 


Unplanned outage of incoming phone calls to the Laboratory due to failure of circuit between LBL and AT&T.  Intermittent inbound calls were possible during some of this outage.   

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19 January 2018, 1:00 PM  

In the event of a government shutdown at midnight tonight, Berkeley Lab will be open for normal operations on Monday, Jan. 22.

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4 January 2018, 6:21 AM 

The Laboratory is operating on normal status and all services are available.

No impact on Lab operations from the 4.4 Magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault at 2:39 AM. 

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19 December 2017, 3:30PM - Wildland Fire Drill

This is a drill.


Zones 1 and 2, and Blackberry Gate, are open for vehicle traffic.


This is a drill.


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19 December 2017,  3:03PM - Wildland Fire

This is a drill.


Zones 1 and 2 are released from the Foothill Parking Lot. Personnel may return to the Lab by shuttle or foot. Personnel may also take the shuttle or walk to the Berkeley BART station. Use approved walkways and proceed with caution.


Zones 3, 4, 5, and 6 are released from their shelters. Please use caution when walking back to your building.


Personnel in Zone 7 are released from their shelters.


This is a drill.


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19 December 2017, 1:51PM - Wildland Fire 

This is a drill. The Lab’s Emergency Management Team is conducting a rapid mass evacuation/shelter drill today starting at 2:30 p.m.


Persons at the Lab should follow evacuation instructions based on their current zone location.



  • Zone 1 – Personnel that reside in Zone 1 will evacuate their buildings and walk through Blackberry Gate to the Foothill Parking Lot (lower Cyclotron Road).

  • Zone 2 – Personnel that reside in Zone 2 will evacuate their buildings and walk through Blackberry Gate to the Foothill Parking Lot (lower Cyclotron Road).

  • Zone 3 – Personnel in Zone 3 are to shelter-in-place and will be asked to relocate to a pre-identified shelter (Buildings 15, 30, 33, and 80) for the duration of the drill.

  • Zone 4 – Personnel in Zone 4 will evacuate the site via personal car through Grizzly Gate and will not return to the site. Personnel that do not have a personal car will relocate to a pre-identified shelter (Buildings 75, 76, 77A, 78, and 79).

  • Zone 5 – Personnel in Zone 5 will be asked to relocate to a suitable shelter (Buildings 62, 66, and 67) for the duration of the drill.

  • Zone 6 – Personnel in Zone 6 will evacuate via personal car through Strawberry Gate and will not return to the site until the following day. Personnel that do not have a personal car will relocate to a pre-identified shelter (Buildings 74, 84, and 85).

  • Zone 7 – Personnel in Zone 7 (off-site locations) actions are being coordinated with the Building Emergency Team (BET) Leads.

  • Personnel with mobility issues are asked to notify their supervisor or Emergency Management (emergencymanagement@lbl.gov) immediately so that special accommodations can be made.

 

 

 

The zone map is also available online: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_4br-UEuxkTUVNGTkpaVVlSTzA/view

This is a drill.




THIS IS A DRILL



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16 December 2017, 9:30AM-1:30PM - commons.lbl.gov was down for a scheduled upgrade- RESOLVED

The commons.lbl.gov server was offline as the Confluence software was upgraded for security reasons along with new features added in version 6.x of the application.



Previous Events


11 October 2017, Laboratory LDAP Sign-in disrupted for some users. Services restored.

October 4, 2017,  A power issue is impacting 50a, 50c, and 50e and these buildings are currently without power. Services Restored.

September 7 2017 Google Drive Service Disruption.  Services restored

August 19-21 2017 Electrical Power Disruption. Services restored

August 2-3 2017:  Fire and Power Event.  Services restored.

May 9-10 2017: Major sitewide power outage.  Services restored.

March 13 2017:  Unscheduled outage of outbound and inbound calling.  Service restored.

Feb 21 2017:  7PM Multiple server outages for scheduled maintenance including commons.   Expected return to service by 10PM tonight.

May 8, 2016: Maintenance for Financial System May 6 Noon - May 8 8AM 2016

April 25, 2016:  Voicemail system outage.  Lab users are unable to leave or retrieve Lab voicemails - RESOLVED

Feb 18, 2016: Unscheduled major network outage impacting many parts of LBL.  - RESOLVED

Dec 18, 2015:  Post 5pm minor outages scheduled for login.lbl.gov, email lists, and other service.  More details here>>>. - RESOLVED

Dec 27-29, 2015:  Numerous small outages scheduled for offsite buildings and substantial outages scheduled on the main site for Dec 28th.  More details here>>>>  - RESOLVED

Dec 25, 2015: Unscheduled outage of identity management (login, ldap, AD, Pledge/OTP etc) - RESOLVED

Nov 7, 2015: Onsite Power Outage.  Details here>>>  - RESOLVED

Oct 15, 2015: www.lbl.gov, today.lbl.gov, newscenter.lbl.gov problem resolved. 1:03pm.  - RESOLVED

Oct 15, 2015: We are experiencing an outage on www.lbl.gov, today.lbl.gov, and newscenter.lbl.gov starting at approximately 12:15pm. The service provider is in the process of restoring those sites. We will update this page when new information is available.  - RESOLVED

Oct 9, 2015:  Drive problem resolved. 1:40pm  - RESOLVED

Oct 9, 2015: Google Drive is experiencing an outage which started at approximately 11:30am. Drive is coming back as of  1:15pm, but access to sheets continues to be an issue.  - RESOLVED

July 11, 2015 Power Outage  - RESOLVED

Feb 27, 2015 Power Outage  - RESOLVED

Feb 2, 2015: Scheduled outage for www.lbl.gov, today.lbl.gov, newscenter.lbl.gov and other hosted wordpress sites - RESOLVED

Dec 26, 2014: MAJOR IT OUTAGE COMPLETE *** - RESOLVED

Aug 24, 2014: Following this morning's 6.0 Napa earthquake, Berkeley Lab staff are conducting a coordinated damage assessment of the Lab site. --Resolved

July 11, 2014 2PM:  We're making changes to www.lbl.gov, today.lbl.gov, and newscenter.lbl.gov - RESOLVED

May 16, 2014: Scheduled downtime for www and several other applications until 9pm. - RESOLVED

Mar 14, 2014  Minor Scheduled Maintenance 6-9pm, www.lbl.gov and selected additional systems.- RESOLVED

Jan 17, 2014  Major outage of IT Systems scheduled for Friday Jan 17th 6pm-10pm  More    Most services restored by 8.30PM- RESOLVED

Dec 30, 2013 at 12:15PM there was  a problem during a scheduled electrical maintenance activity.  Connectivity was restored at 4:05PM. - RESOLVED

Dec 13, 2013 at 6PM - Major outage of IT provided services.   information>>>- RESOLVED

Nov 6, 2013:  The power distribution hardware described in the incident this morning failed again around 12:30PM today, impacting www, mail delivery, commons, and many other services.  It was resolved around 12:48.- RESOLVED

Nov 6, 2013: We experienced an outage of www, commons, and email delivery due to the failure of a piece of power distribution hardware in the datacenter.  Services have been restored. - RESOLVED

April 2, 2012: LBNL experienced technical problem with the main Lab web server (www.lbl.gov) from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.- RESOLVED

July 26, 2012: We conducted a test of our website disaster recovery procedure from 5:00pm to 5:15pm Thursday, July 26, 2012. During the test, users attempting to access www.lbl.gov were redirected to this site.- RESOLVED

July 5, 2012: We conducted a test of our website disaster recovery procedure from 7:00pm to 7:15pm Thursday, July 5, 2012. During the test, users attempting to access www.lbl.gov were redirected to this site.- RESOLVED

June 8, 2012: Due to an emergency outage, Berkeley Lab experienced a loss of Internet connectivity. Email, voicemail, and other IT services were impacted.- RESOLVED

Dec 2-3 2011 Outage is Complete.  All systems are operational.  - RESOLVED


For Google Apps for Berkeley Lab Status Information Click Here.
 Note that this link shows status information for all Google Apps services, not just those provided to LBL, so an issue may display there that doesn't impact us.


Recent Networking Events Are Recorded Here: