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The National Weather Service has issued a wind and storm advisory for the Washington metropolitan area for Thursday, March 31 through this evening. Projected weather conditions include high winds and severe thunderstorms across the region, with potentially damaging wind gusts and tornado-inducing conditions along the I-95 corridor.  
Gusts could blow down trees and power lines and could result in widespread power outages. Hazardous driving conditions are also possible during the evening commute. 

We remind community members to be safe and to exercise caution while traveling around campus and surrounding areas during this weather event. Please stay clear of construction areas and temporary fences and watch out for flying debris and avoid trees with loose branches and unsecured structures and equipment.

Researchers should complete or properly save any experiments planned for work tomorrow. As local power outages are also possible, employees should save any unsaved documentation. You are also asked to power down or unplug any sensitive or key equipment or any other devices that may be impacted by a surge in power.

We will continue to monitor the forecasts and provide necessary updates on any operational or schedule changes. Please remain safe.

For more information or to submit a campus safety concern, please contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 202-806-1100.