Five years ago — on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 — we were all battening down the hatches in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York City that night. Most of our students went home to ride out the storm, but those who could not go home were evacuated to the Sutter Gymnasium. The next morning, we emerged from the gym to find trees and limbs torn down by the storm and scattered across campus. But it could have been so much worse — and for many of our neighbors, staff, faculty and students, it was.
Take a look, below, at a slideshow of photos taken on campus the day after Hurricane Sandy — and the same shots, one year later:
Watch this video of the meeting led by President Guarasci in the gym that Monday afternoon as we prepared for the storm to strike:
Then read Wagner Magazine's continuing coverage of the college community's response to Sandy:
- Sandy's Aftermath — Sandy's effects on the Wagner campus, students, and alumni chronicled in the fall 2012 issue of Wagner Magazine.
- Recovery Begins — How Wagner students organized themselves to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, from the fall 2012 Wagner Magazine.
- Students Stay Engaged with Hurricane Sandy Recovery — In the summer 2013 issue, Wagner Magazine covered students' community work to help Sandy victims in Staten Island.
- Helping Sandy-Affected Families Keep Their Heads Above the Financial Waters — In October 2013, Wagner Magazine checked in with a few of the students whose families suffered major losses in the storm.