Media contact: 
David M. Henahan, director of communications
518-587-2100, ext. 2918
David.Henahan@esc.edu

518-321-7038
(after 5 p.m. and weekends)

October 28, 2012

SUNY Empire State College Metropolitan, Long Island, Labor and Hudson Valley Offices Suspend Operations

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Oct. 28, 2012) SUNY Empire State College’s Metropolitan New York City, Long Island and Hudson Valley Regional Administrative Offices and the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies have temporarily suspended operations for Mon. Oct 29, 2012 as a consequence of Hurricane Sandy’s anticipated impact on the region.

At this time all of the college’s other offices anticipate opening Monday morning.

Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York state.

Today he ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to, “begin the orderly suspension of all subway, bus and commuter railroad service at 7 p.m. Sunday to protect customers, employees and equipment from the approach of Hurricane Sandy.”

Additional announcements about the college will be made as information becomes available.

More information about the potential impact of Sandy can be obtained by visiting http://weather.gov and entering a zip code.

The governor’s homepage has links to relevant health and safety resources as does the NY-Alert webpage.

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Media contact: David Henahan, director of communications

518-587-2100, ext. 2918

518-321-7038, cell

David.Henahan@esc.edu

@SUNYEmpireState