It has been a bright and sunny day here on The Cape! As of right now, hurricane projections for Eleuthera include a few days of rain and strong winds that should not exceed 50 knots. We continue to prepare as though we are in the direct path of Irma: storm shutters continue to go up on buildings around campus, debris continues to be tidied, and members of the community have bags prepared with important items should they need to relocate to one of our on-campus shelters.
Around lunch time, all of our students returned safely to campus, where they came together as a community once again to discuss their thoughts and feelings on the incoming weather. Next, our students got involved in various chores to assist in the hurricane prep - stowing kayaks, moving all belongings inside, removing screens from windows and putting up hurricane shutters! It was great to see so many smiling, enthusiastic faces working side by side with members of faculty.
Tomorrow, final decisions will be made regarding the need for relocation to our on-campus shelters. In the meantime, our thoughts go out to our neighboring Bahamian islands and to everyone else who has been or who may be affected by Hurricane Irma. Thank you to everybody who has continued to reach out to us. We are prepared and will, as always, continue to post updates here and to our Facebook page. Should anyone have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Boston office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 866-730-6624.