Student News

Storm Safety at Deerfield

DiNicola, Danae – October 27, 2012

NOTICE POSTED SATURDAY 10/27 AT 12:30PM. PLEASE CONSULT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE FORECAST.

Hurricane Sandy has raised concerns about the health, safety and preparedness of East Coast residents. Deerfield staff and faculty have been watching the storm closely and preparing to deal with its effects.

The current forecast spares our area from the brunt of the storm. Predictions are for one to three inches of rain and moderate, 20-30mph winds, which is not an uncommon occurrence here.

In the event of a stronger storm, however, dormitories and most other buildings on campus are equipped with backup generators, the Dining Hall is well stocked, and campus is prepared to shelter its residents from damaging winds.