Power outage

A power outage is a short or long-term loss of electric power to an area. During an extended power outage, you may be without light, heat and hot water. Most power outages will be over almost as soon as they begin, but some can last much longer - up to days or even weeks. Power outages are often caused by freezing rain, sleet storms and/or high winds which damage power lines and equipment. Cold snaps or heat waves can also overload the electric power system.


If power is lost at SFU

  • Carefully exit the impacted area
  • If safe to do so, secure any equipment or materials you are working with before leaving the area (i.e. unplug electrical equipment and turn off computers)
  • Follow emergency lighting to guide you to exits
  • Use the stairs carefully. Elevators will be unavailable
  • Visit www.sfu.ca and follow @SFU on Twitter for latest updates