Berkeley Lab Status

Severe Weather: Maximize Telework, Report Leaks & Flooding, Commute with Caution

You can also receive status notifications by following the Lab on Twitter @LBNLstatus or calling 1-800-445-5830.

Heavy rains and strong winds throughout the Bay Area have created hazardous road conditions, localized flooding, and exacerbated roof leaks in buildings at the Lab’s main site.

We ask employees to maximize telework, and division leadership please have your key operational staff (e.g., building managers, safety coordinators) conduct facility assessments early Monday morning to identify immediate building and safety concerns.

If commuting into work, please check local weather updates and transit conditions before traveling, and drive with extra care during adverse weather conditions.

Once at the Lab, please look for water leaks in your workspace and take these precautions:

  • Do not enter a flooded workspace or any area with standing water.

  • Report any signs of flooding, water damage, downed trees, or road debris to the Site Operations Center at (510) 486-6999.

  • Contact the assigned FAM for updates or status on issues regarding your facility.

  • Sign up for LabAlert on your personal devices to receive important Lab-wide emergency messages.

The Facilities Division and Security & Emergency Services are actively managing the storm’s impact on the Lab. As soon as the weather safely permits, building and civil site conditions will be assessed and mitigation and repair efforts will begin.

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.

The Emergency Status Information Line is: 1-800-445-5830.