Several Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Regional Office staff and
contractors at our Sandy Hook, NJ, Milford, CT and Narragansett, RI
laboratories suffered significant personal losses as a result of Hurricane
Sandy. They may be suffering further damage last night and today due to the
current coastal storm. The Sandy Hook laboratory has not reopened except
for emergency personnel since the hurricane and our Milford, CT lab is
closed again today due to snowfall from the storm.
So far, all Science Center and Regional Office staff are safe and accounted
for but they do need our help. Several staff are living with others because
their residences are not habitable. Elizabeth (Beth) Sweeney will be
accepting cash donations and checks (made out to Elizabeth Sweeney with NOAA
Fisheries Hurricane Relief in the memo line) which will be rolled up into
gift cards to distributed to our most significantly affected staff. Beth
will provide receipts for all donations.
Northeast Science Center personnel were extremely generous is supporting
NOAA Fisheries personnel affected by Hurricane Katrina, the Pacific Tsunami
and the Gloucester Fire in the past. These are our personnel, and they need
our help. Thank you for any assistance that you can provide.
Russell Brown, Deputy Science & Research Director
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Elizabeth Sweeney, Administrative Officer
NEFSC - Woods Hole Laboratory
166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543