Greetings from the other side of Florence. I hope this finds everyone safe, sound and secure.
Durham campus did not suffer major impacts, but I can’t say the same for our beloved Marine Lab. We are still trying to assess the damage on the Beaufort campus and will be able to report out more on that next week.
In the meantime, the professionalism exhibited by everyone in Nicholas to prepare for and respond to this hurricane has been heartening. Many, many people have put in long hours over the weekend and after hours to help during the response. Thank you.
We will continue to feel the effects of Florence for some time after she moved on, so it will be important to pace ourselves as we prepare to deal with the recovery phase. In particular, our North Carolina communities down East will be suffering mightily from the flooding that in some cases has yet to reach its peak.
If you are interested in helping, please refer to the sites listed on this page to contribute. Our own Nancy Kelly is co-leading Duke relief efforts on campus. We also are establishing a fund to provide emergency assistance to students who have been displaced during Florence. We will send out information soon about how to apply.