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October 29, 2013 AT 10:00 am

Hurricane Sandy – One year later

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One year ago Hurricane Sandy shut down Adafruit and most of lower Manhattan The hurricane left more than 100 people dead and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. Adafruit had just moved from our previous location which was basically an apartment to our new factory in Soho, it was a big move for us and a hurricane was not something we expected to deal with. For over one week we did not have power or access to our factory, orders could go out, no inbound shipments, nothing. Each day Ladyada and Phil rode their bikes to check up on the factory from the outside, help others that needed assistance at their old location and document the eerie state Sandy left New York.

Without our customers and community Adafruit would not have been able to make it, thank you everyone who supported us through a very tough time.

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