UW Emergency Management

April 2, 2015

March 13, 2012

Entire UW-Seattle campus lost power (as well as many portions of Central Seattle) for 4-hours during the day from ~3-7 pm. This occurred during Winter Finals and just prior to the tipoff of the NIT National Basketball Tournament at HecEd Pavilion. This was the first campus-wide power outage in over 16 years. Critical systems such as the UW Medical Center were protected via local emergency power generation.