|David E. Van Zandt, President|
September 2, 2011
As we all experienced, the New York area endured two emergency situations this past week: an earthquake and a hurricane only a few days apart. The New School was relatively fortunate in that neither episode created significant problems on our campus despite the treacherous conditions and travel delays that disrupted life for hundreds of thousands.
These two events give us a chance to review our emergency procedures. While each incident is unique, we can always learn from them. For example, after the earthquake, we found out that the New School Alerts system can be delayed when the Internet and cell phone systems are overtaxed. We are working on ways to avoid such delays in the future. In addition, we did not have much experience with earthquakes, and we need to review the best way to address such events.
I welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org and offer my great thanks.
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