Alerts & Notices

for College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College

Inclement Weather Update #6:

A deadly storm that lashed coastal California with hurricane-force winds and torrential rain is far from over.Thursday’s storm is ranking a strong level 3 on the exclusive ABC7 Storm Impact Scale. This is compared to the level 5 storm on Wednesday, the first level 5 in the history of the scale. San Mateo County remains under a flood warning and high winds are expected to continue. Weather forecasts expects another line of downpours between 6am – 10am today (January 5th). Please visit: or for more updated weather information.


The campuses fared well last night and damage is negligible.  Majority of the work today is general post storm clean up—debris, mud, tree branch removals.  All three campuses remained energized—no power failures.

  • Cañada College:
    • Ravine at the West entrance: significant erosion—No impact to college or neighbors
    • Mud slides near tennis courts—Mitigated by Facilities and held through the night
    • B1 no additional damage or water leaks in the building
  • College of San Mateo: 
    • Loop road at the water tank: storm drain overburdened with possible blockage—Road closed while Facilities mitigates
    • Tennis court lot storm drain: backed up; parking lot D is a lake—Facilities pumping it out
    • B33 Child Development Center, East side perimeter: tree has uprooted and leaning on another tree (Hazardous)—Facilities will contact a to remove this
    • B36 Planetarium: minor water intrusion—Mitigated by Facilities
  • Skyline College: 
    • Minor water intrusion buildings 1, 3, 8, and 19—mitigated by Facilities

More updates to follow throughout the day.

CSM Lot D Flooding
CSM Perimeter Road Flooding
CSM B33 Tree
Cañada Ravine
Cañada Mud Slides

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