Here in New York City, the editors of FoodService Director magazine and foodservicedirector.com have orchestra seats for the weather system meteorologists are calling Frankstorm, Superstorm and Storm of the Century. We are working remotely, as long as the power holds out, because the area around our office in lower Manhattan is right in the path of the storm surge.
It was a little more than a year ago when we went through this same scenario, when Hurricane Irene hit the tri-state area in August 2011. But because this hurricane is merging with a cold front from the west, the likelihood of severe weather is stronger with this storm system.
Like most people in the storm’s path, we are concerned for our personal safety. But as journalists we also have a strong curiosity about the storm’s potential effects on our readers. So as soon as is possible after the storm abates, we will be looking to hear your stories about how you handled the storm.
We hope you will take the time to let us know how your operations fared, particularly if you are working in a facility such as a hospital, nursing home, retirement community or college that continued to feed residents or patients throughout the storm. Visit us on Facebook to share your tales, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you’ve remained on the job, stayed at home or evacuated to a shelter, we hope you, your families and your foodservice colleagues will be safe.