As you’ve all seen by now, the Center will be open for normal operations at midnight tonight, and we’ll be ready to get back into the full swing of things Monday morning. I want to take this opportunity to thank—and commend—the Ride-out and Damage Assessment and Recovery Teams for the outstanding job they did watching over the Center in our absence and getting it ready for our return in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. I also want to thank all of you for the outstanding job that you did in getting the Center ready for the hurricane. As a result of your efforts, the Center was well prepared for the storm.
I know many of you are still without power at home; hopefully, water has been restored to everyone. I commented to someone the day after the storm that it seemed like three days since the storm had hit us. This has been emotionally and physically draining on everyone. Please be safe in your recovery efforts, and I hope that you’re able to take a break from all the hard work cleaning up and you get to relax and recharge this weekend.
Once again, thanks to everyone for the great work during and after the storm, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all back at work Monday morning.