Well guys, Mother Nature (the bitchy old lady who gives you granola bars instead of candy on Halloween) has decided to give us a blessing…or the middle finger, depending on whom you ask.
Weather reports are now projecting that the storm of the century (literally) will be curving around the Northeast, just barely missing Connecticut.
“Damn it hermes, does this mean that there will be no hurricane for us? I stocked up on chips and frosting from Weshop and even began twerking like a hurricane last night.” Do not fear, there will still be winds upwards of 40 mph and some pretty heavy rain today. We’re getting the effects of the hurricane without actually really being in the hurricane.
Below: the view from the 51st floor of the New York Times building, 620 Eighth Avenue
Want to watch Hurricane Sandy? Like, the real epic scenes?
Everything is closed on campus, Governor Malloy has ordered all non-emergency vehicles off the state highways by 1 p.m. (Malloy: “Stay home. Let me repeat that—stay home”), Mayor Drew has declared a state of emergency, and you probably shouldn’t go outside if you can avoid it. (Note: you can.)
Unless you’re going streaking.
Thankfully, you can watch it from the comfort of your macbook.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a hurricane coming our way. Also, we’re on life-support for Monday and Tuesday — no classes and most auxiliaries are shut down. The Wesleyan Student Assembly will continue to function as a resource to students and a conduit for addressing student concerns during this emergency.
The Wesleyan Student Assembly will be in constant communication with administrators throughout the next few days to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The WSA will be operating out of its office on the first floor of the Usdan University Center, as Usdan will serve as the physical campus hub during the emergency. All notices can be found in physical form on the doors and boards of Usdan. In addition, the WSA will operate a physical version of the RideBoard outside its office in Usdan. Please go there to offer or solicit rides to various places, whether for supplies (Price Chopper) or to assist in Middletown community emergency support efforts.
During Usdan’s operating hours, you should usually be able to find somebody at the WSA Office if you have questions or concerns. You can also attempt to reach members by email or phone; see below.
Lots of important information after the jump.
Remember that time the weather went batshit at the end of October and we had two Fall Breaks?
Just kidding, classes are cancelled after all. Just in time for all the angry comments to flood our last post, Roth posts this on his blog. (Spoiler alert: he “really [doesn’t] like to cancel classes.”) My Facebook feed is freaking out, and so is yours:
As many of you know, I really don’t like to cancel classes, and we have been making preparations to continue our operations tomorrow. But the latest forecasts and information from the state have led us to conclude that we should suspend normal operations. We are cancelling classes for Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30. We will provide updates for plans for Wednesday by early afternoon on Tuesday.
Faculty and those staff designated as “non-essential” should not come to work tomorrow or Tuesday. Students should stay in their residence halls as much as possible, and should certainly stay away from trees. Meals will be available in Usdan, and we will be sending scheduling information to students soon.
The East Coast has been cancelled until further notice.
Frankenstorm a.k.a. Hurricane Sandy a.k.a Ze Who Must Not Be Fucked With continues its evil descent in Middletown. Winds are high outside and getting higher. Weather.com is reporting a “flood watch” for Middletown, as well as “Tens of Millions in Path of Megastorm Sandy.” All local public schools are closed for Monday and Tuesday. Metro North is suspending service after 7 p.m. tonight. (New York is freaking the fuck out; even pets are allowed on the subway and trains now.) Hundreds of thousands of East Coasters have been ordered to evacuate. The Middletown Price Chopper is a wild scene of frantic hysteria. Instagram is telling the story of the storm in visual uploads. Spongebob-related Sandy memes have been pushed into overdrive. And according to The ‘Cac, Trinity and Conn College have already cancelled classes:
Naturally, Wes’ recent bottled water ban is wreaking some degree of havoc. Meanwhile in Hartford, Governor Malloy is chatting up Barack Obama about the hurricane.