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October 29, 2012 AT 5:20 pm

Hurricane Sandy : Public Advisory, Adafruit community and customers (Orders not shipping on 10/29/2012 & 10/30/2012 or 10/31/2012)

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Hurricane Sandy : Public Advisory (updated). There is a massive storm that is about to hit the East Coast of the USA. It’s expected to be one of the biggest storms / Hurricanes ever. There may be transportation shut downs, we are doing everything we can in preparation and planning for Hurricane Sandy. We’ll keep you updated via the Adafruit blog, Twitter, Google+ and more – our #1 mission is to make sure our Adafruit staff stays safe and of course provide you with the best customer service.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a severe weather system tropical storm / destructive “superstorm” now called hurricane Sandy in east coast region, USA. Orders are delayed and shipping services are impacted by the weather.

*************ORDERS ARE NOT SHIPPING on 10/29/2012 or 10/30/2012 or 10/31/2012 **The postal service *AND* UPS have canceled pick up and delivery in the region. Your order will ship once the services resume!*****************

http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy

Here’s a note directly from UPS.

Hurricane Sandy Causing Delays Along Eastern Seaboard

As Hurricane Sandy barrels ashore, UPS remains committed to the safety of our employees and the protection and delivery of your shipments. We are moving shipments to their final destinations as quickly as possible and making every effort to deliver to all areas where conditions permit.

Severe weather has already impacted service in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

We’re working to redirect shipments and secure facilities, equipment, vehicles, and aircraft, and UPS meteorologists continue to monitor the storm.

We will continue to give you the most up-to-date information on ups.com, so check frequently for new developments and tracking statuses.

The UPS package guarantee does not apply when transportation networks are disrupted due to causes beyond UPS’s control.


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18 Comments

  1. Stay safe and dry and try not to get too manic

  2. Amtrak has shut down service. Septa (Public Transportation) in Philadelphia has shut down all buses, trolleys, and trains.

    Philadelphia Public Schools are closed. My son’s school district is closed as well. At least three of the area colleges have cancelled classes for Monday and Tuesday.

    We are to get 60-80 MPH winds.

    Philadelphia is supposed to get 4.25 inches of rain starting now for the next 3 days but we can’t go by that because we don’t know how much yet.

  3. This will be epic.
    Hunker down and stay safe, you guys!

  4. Stay safe. Are you riding it out in your new HQ? Good time to get some weather data with your sensors(and post it. lol) if and only if you dont have other pressing issues..

  5. Stay safe, my order can wait a few days.

  6. thank you everyone, we really appreciate it!

  7. Stay high, dry and safe.

  8. This storm is no joke. Stay safe.

  9. Stay safe!

  10. Stay warm and dry, folks. I do hope that Mosfet isn’t wigged out by the thunder!

  11. Stay safe!

  12. What are some of the NY News websites that we can watch the storm from?

  13. Stay safe, you guys. If things get too rough, you can always escape in the big egg-shaped spaceship! Also, this is the coolest alternative to capcha that I’ve ever seen.

  14. Air travel is going to be snarled well into the weekend. The NYC region is shut down as is most of the Northeast corridor.

    I hope your new digs are staying leak free. This as been a good time to hunker down and chill out.

  15. Good idea all except the Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge are out Tuesday morning. NJ Turnpike closed from Cape May to somewhere up the Hudson.

    Battery park got 2 foot more flooding than worst previous record. And the MTA is ticked because they have salt water in their tunnels below the flood level.

    Keep dry!

  16. Hope you guys are Ok. Stay safe.

  17. Just chiming in with another “stay safe you guys!” We love you!!

  18. Vicious ocean storms are nothing new. Look into the Grote Mandrenke which reshaped the coastline of Western Europe and killed tens of thousands. If that exact storm replayed now, it would be taken as evidence of “climate change,” but what it would really evidence is a chaotic, nonlinear system that kicks out an unbelievably strong storm from time to time. The U.S. is currently experiencing the longest stretch of days between major landfalling hurricanes. The last one to strike U.S. shores was Wilma, in 2005.

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