Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Office Status - Reopening Friday
All staff evacuated for Hurricane Gustav, and we came through the storm safely. As best as we can tell, our office was undamaged and the power has been restored. New Orleans remains under mandatory evacuation, but residents will be allowed to return in stages over the next few days. It will take a while for everyone to get home; judging from how long it took to evacuate, re-entry traffic may be considerably slower than the normal commute time. We will plan to reopen the SUSTA office on Friday. Meanwhile, we are doing our very best to keep our workflow as close to normal as possible. We appreciate your patience with any delays that may come up. Keep in mind that you can reach us by email, and most of us can also be reached by phone on our BlackBerrys. Our many thanks for your concern and patience.