Dear SEAoNY members and friends,
We would like to express our deepest sympathy and support for all the people affected by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona. Many people have been displaced, many lives affected and many homes and businesses damaged.
We have been monitoring the post-storm property damage situation to see if there are any requests for support in regard to building evaluations. At least one NYC DOB team has been sent to Puerto Rico. A general call for help has not been received by SEAoNY, nor NCSEA as of yet. This may change at any time.
We advise our members of the following: If you are interested in participating in any voluntary assistance or technical support, please find information on the SEAoNY SEER Committee page. They are in touch with the branches of government and volunteer organizations that will put out the official request for help.
Having our members volunteer for one of these deployments is one of SEAoNY's core values. At the same time, we want to keep our members safe. Showing up as an engineering volunteer in one of these stricken towns can be a logistical challenge for our members as well as a distraction or worse to overtaxed local coordinators. We are monitoring calls for help closely and will keep anyone interested updated as the situation unfolds. Notifications will be provided to those who are registered with the SEER Committee.