60 Seconds: McDaniel Students on Hurricane Joaquin

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Weather forecasters are predicting that a hurricane, named Joaquin, will travel over McDaniel this weekend, bringing a lot of rain and wind. McDaniel’s website currently has a notice up stating that Family Weekend events will still be held, but how are McDaniel students preparing for Joaquin and will it be altering their weekend plans?

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Rachel Kuchinsky, senior

Asks “should I be prepping?” Also states, “I don’t know where [the hurricane] is hitting, so I’ve done nothing to prepare.

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Jed Fowler, freshmanDSC_0244

States, “I was going to go home anyway” and that he hasn’t “really done anything about [the hurricane].”

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Nia Gipson, junior

Says, “I’m an RA, so Michael Robbins told us to get our flashlights ready… I’m in college, I don’t know what’s going on… I don’t think I’m prepared at all.”

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Libby Bowles, sophomore

Hasn’t done anything in preparation. Says, “I don’t know if my parents will come up [for Family Weekend] if it’s raining too hard.”

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Sean Kaliszak, junior

States, “I’m just kind of sitting and waiting… I’m not too worried, I just need to get food.” His plans are not being altered and his family is still coming for the weekend.

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Dason Pierce, sophomore

Hasn’t prepared. Says, “I’ve never really been scared of hurricanes… what I’m doing this weekend will change a bit, but nothing major.”

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