For many of us, Hurricane Sandy was a just long weekend – no power, no work and nothing to do but stay out of the rain. But for others, including Facilities Management and Auxiliary Services, Sandy meant extra work. Many university employees were putting in extra time to ensure the safety and security of the Towson campus through the hurricane. They deserve some special recognition and a round of applause.
Across the university, administrators implemented emergency procedures to protect the campus from the storm. Dining services and Facilities management were tasked with the difficult job of protecting the students whom live on campus, ensuring they had adequate food and shelter.
Facilities personnel worked throughout the storm managing leaks – that were caused by the abnormal wind and rain – in residence halls. No serious issues arose as a result of such efforts.
Emergency communications were also top-notch, providing clear directives to Towson faculty, staff and students.
Towson University bounced right back after the storm and opened up Wednesday morning for business as usual.
Thankfully, Sandy didn’t come anywhere near the Derecho that hit our campus this past summer. Despite the storm’s tenacity, our faculty, staff and student population came out unharmed.
Thank you to our Facilities Management, Auxiliary Services and Police Department teams for maintaining the university’s safety.