When Hurricane Sandy hit the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday,
October 29, it flooded communities, toppled trees and wrecked power
lines throughout the New York metropolitan area.
At St. John’s University’s residential Queens, NY,
campus, however, more than 3,200 students were safe, warm and
well-fed thanks to extensive planning and hard work by
administrators and staff in virtually all departments.
“When we turned on the television or went online, we learned about
the terrible problems the hurricane caused for so many people,”
said Khadijah Lyons ’16P, a freshman who resides in Hollis Hall.
“But in the dorms, everyone was really comfortable. When our
parents called, we told them things were totally fine.”
Read full story