October 28th, 2012 | City

Take cover, Sandy is coming

Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit New England on Monday morning.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit New England on Monday morning. Photo by National Weather Service.

As Hurricane Sandy approaches the Elm City, University officials are gearing up to defend against the stormy intruder.

In a Sunday email to the Yale community, Vice President Linda Lorimer said she will meet with key Yale administrators to review the University’s response to the storm, adding that a full update will be sent no later than 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

“I know you are eager to hear about the University’s plans for tomorrow,” Lorimer wrote. “I am sure you recognize that the situation with Hurricane Sandy is a ‘moving target’ and we are doing our best to plan for everyone’s safety while ensuring that essential services are maintained for those living on campus, for those receiving medical care and for fragile research.”

Lorimer wrote in a Saturday email that the dining, transportation, facility and police and security departments had already initiated hurricane protocols that will be put in place for the storm. She added that administrators will send a message if classes need to be canceled.

The Yale Admissions Office will be closed Monday and Tuesday in preparation for the storm.

In addition, both Quinnipiac University and the University of New Haven have stated they will close Oct. 29-30. Metro-North has also announced that it will suspend services beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday in anticipation of the storm.

Sandy’s winds are forecast to travel at a maximum of 75 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

In the meantime, students concerned about the impending storm are advised to visit Yale’s emergency website for more information.