Take a moment to appreciate our safety up in Morningside Heights as word comes in of more damage around New York and New Jersey. That said, all of the media coverage is showing horrible conditions in the city, so Bwog wants to reiterate a point from KevSho’s most recent hurricane update: tell your family you are alright! We’re still mostly stranded on the island, but drinking water is fine. The subways are being assessed today and may be up in 4-5 days, with the 2 and 3 flooded. Public schools are again closed tomorrow, but no word yet on Columbia’s classes. Sadly, Halloween is canceled–but Christie’s doing work and it will be rescheduled.
Hurricane Sandy passed through New York City last night with limited damage to the Morningside Heights neighborhood and our campus. As many of you have already seen on the news and online, floods and significant power outages are impacting much of lower Manhattan and other areas of New York due to damaging winds and high tides in coastal areas. Our thoughts are with those affected by the hurricane.
Although the worst is over, given the damage throughout the city, for your safety we strongly encourage you to stay around campus today. Understandably, there are many concerned parents and family members out there who have been watching the news unfold. I encourage you to take a few minutes today to contact your family to let them know you are ok.
Please note the following campus service announcements:
We will continue to provide frequent updates as appropriate and necessary. Please also continue to check the Columbia homepage and Preparedness website for updates: http://preparedness.columbia.edu/alerts/sandy6
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