Stony Brook University has cancelled all events and classes for Tuesday, Oct. 29 because of severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Sandy, according to the Stony Brook Office of Emergency Management.
Cancellations apply to Stony Brook, SB Manhattan and Southampton Campus and include the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Technology & Management, the School of Social Welfare, and the Dental School. The school advises that all residential students remain indoors and not travel.
“Please avoid all unnecessary travel today and this evening. All state and local authorities are emphasizing that this is a dangerous, slow-moving storm and all necessary precautions to ensure personal safety should be taken,” said Emergency Management in an email.
The University Medical Center and the Long Island State Veterans Home will remain open. All students with medical obligations are expected to attend clinical rotations and address their questions and concerns to their clinical advisers.
Emergency Management expects winds today and tomorrow to reach to speeds of 30-50 mph They will remain between 70-80 mph today with some areas experiencing up to 90 mph.
Winds are expected to decrease slowly from Tuesday to the end of the week, but will remain strong, according to the National Weather Forecast. Flooding levels are predicted to vary, with water levels of the Long Island Sound reaching 6 to 11 feet and impacting New York, the Connecticut/Rhode Island border and the north shore of Long Island. Southern Long Island should expect floods of up to 4 to 8 feet.