Stony Brook University carried out its emergency plan for snowstorm nemo swiftly, all personnel worked tirelessly throughout the snowstorm to make sure that there was a sense of normalcy.
The University cancelled classes on Monday so more roads and paths could be cleared for everyone to get on a normal schedule for Tuesday. During hurricane Sandy, Stony Brook University showed the strength of its tight knit community, and this snowstorm was no different; everyone was better prepared. The power and strength of a community is important to all of its success. Most importantly, three things matters the most: community effort, planning, and execution.
University personnel provided an outstanding plan to care for students during snowstorm Nemo. They provided emergency food and shelter to all the residents living on campus and these students were happy that Stony Brook kept them up-to-date with notices and kept the cafeteria open so no one would go hungry. The recreational center stayed opened and staffed so people could work out, the library stayed open so students could study and the radio station WUSB 90.1 FM broadcasted 24 hours a day to inform the surrounding community with emergency information about traffic, weather, and closings. The staff and emergency personnel kept the essential services running, The parking lots were cleaned by Saturday and busses were running by Monday. In addition, many staff stayed late and overnight to provide services to students to make sure everyone was safe.
NEMO was no match for SEAWOLVES COUNTRY.
– Shaun Uddin
Editor's Note: Shaun Uddin is a Three Village resident who holds a Master's degree in public policy and is currently finishing an MBA at Stony Book University.