The effects of Hurricane Sandy are ongoing for the families of St. Augustine Prep. The campus itself has been used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to tend to 68 sick and elderly evacuees over the last couple of days. The FEMA representatives were assisted by some very generous and brave members of the St. Augustine Prep community. In a scene not unlike Hurricane Irene just one year ago, the facilities staff is gearing up to try to restore the campus to an operable status after the departure of the evacuees.
No group has been more adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy than those with homes along the shore. Roughly one third of the families of Prep students live near the shore in either Atlantic or Cape May Counties.
The thoughts and prayers of the administration, faculty, staff, students, and families of St. Augustine Prep go out to those families who have been displaced. We are hopeful that those individuals find solace in the comforting love of the school community.
We will continue to provide up-to-date information about the status of both our campus and the families who have been affected by this storm. Please continue to check your email and phone systems, as we will continue to use email and the Honeywell Alert System to keep you informed.