Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

I came to work this morning with an odd feeling. Like much of the East Coast, ACS was closed on Monday and Tuesday. So much has happened in the last few days, and yet everyone seems ready to carry on with work as usual. I was in south Jersey when the storm landed on the Jersey coast. Many people just north and south of me lost power, and many experienced severe damage to their homes and businesses.  I am wondering what happened to all the people we met at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia who were from the East Coast. On the news I saw portions of the Atlantic City boardwalk ripped to shreds, apartment buildings defaced, homes burned, and businesses destroyed. I am wondering about universities and colleges on the East Coast. In many places classes were canceled and in some students were evacuated.  Today many are returning to see the extent of the damage.

How are they? How are you?

Our thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by Sandy.

Do you have any pictures or stories you would like to share about how Hurricane Sandy affected you? Please feel free to share them with us at (please include your name and university so we can give proper attribution) or on Twitter @ACSGradsPostdoc.
-Corrie K., Ph.D.