Severe Weather Information
February 1, 2021
MEMORANDUM FOR All Academy Personnel
SUBJECT: Continued Severe Weather Guidance – Feb. 2, 2021
Included below is the memo we sent out yesterday in anticipation of the winter storm we are currently experiencing. A Nor’easter, Winter Storm Orlena, is hitting a wide span of the East Coast very hard today.
Given the current accumulation of snow at USMMA and the predictions that Orlena could be around until late Tuesday afternoon and evening, the Academy will continue to operate virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The information provided in yesterday’s memo is still applicable.
Please stay safe. Temperatures have gone way down and wind chill is dangerously low. New York state has asked that people stay at home so that snow removal and road clearance can go on unabated. We also ask that you stay off the roads for your safety and well-being.
We will continue to assess storm conditions and evaluate the impact of the storm on Academy operations. More guidance will be promulgated in the morning, if necessary. As always, personnel with questions should contact their supervisors for more information.
Susan L. Dunlap
Rear Adm., USMS
January 31, 2021
MEMORANDUM FOR All USMMA Personnel
SUBJECT: Foul Weather Guidance – Feb. 1, 2021
You are probably aware of the storm predicted to hit the Kings Point area late this evening and continue through possibly Tuesday morning. Some predictions are calling for as much as 16 inches of snow over the course of the storm. Additionally, traffic predictions are for dangerous, extremely slow and possibly unpassable conditions during, and immediately following the storm.
As always, our top priority is your safety and well-being during this weather event, so we are closing the campus to normal operations on Monday, Feb. 1, and we will continue to evaluate the storm and its potential effects for Tuesday.
FOR FACULTY: We will shift all classes on Monday to online formats.
Faculty on campus may contact their students directly should they decide to continue to meet face-to-face for class.
Should you be on campus, use caution around packed snow and ice when moving about.
FOR MIDSHIPMEN: Attend all Monday classes on-line, via Zoom, unless contacted by your professor with alternate attendance instructions.
Meals will be served on the normal weekday schedule.
Use caution around packed snow and ice when moving around campus.
FOR STAFF: While the campus will be closed for normal operations tomorrow, those that can telework, and those that “normally” telework, will continue to do so on their normal schedule tomorrow. Employees with questions about their status should contact their supervisors directly.
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DoIT): The Director, DoIT has been informed that the Academy will conduct network intensive operations over the next 24-48 hours, and is taking necessary actions and precautions to ensure the network is available. Help desk will provide immediate, 24-hour, on-call assistance for server or Wi-Fi issues through Tuesday, Feb. 2.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (DPW): The Director, DPW intends to provide 24-hour maintenance support for infrastructure during the storm, to include HVAC, plumbing, and snow removal and treatment during the storm.
Susan L. Dunlap
Rear Adm., USMS