Hurricane Sandy is raining on something worse than a parade: Halloweek.
After attempts to downplay the University’s email alert and incessant nagging from our parents that we buy a flashlight, we may have to come to terms with Frankenstorm.
“What we don’t want is for people to think that because the storm is hitting New Jersey, we are safe [in Rhode Island]. That’s just not true,” said Bill Simmons, a spokesperson for The National Weather Service, in an article in The Providence Journal.
Starting Sunday evening, Rhode Island will be hit with a 10- to 12-hour period of strong winds, and rainfall is predicted at around one or two inches, according to Simmons. Flooding is also likely because the storm will knock the leaves off of trees, causing drainage problems. I bet you’re no longer thinking that fall in New England and colorful leaves are that awesome.
On top of this bad news, vendors on Thayer Street have decided that Halloween season is over and have begun to eliminate pumpkin snacks. As of today, FroyoWorld has replaced its pumpkin-flavored froyo with a blueberry-cheesecake-flavored impostor. According to Cassie Packard ’13, daily froyo goer, “You can’t even enjoy your last days of October in the Hurricane with pumpkin froyo. Additional elimination of candy corn would make the situation dire.”
BlogDailyHerald will track the storm (and possibly the elimination of pumpkin festivities) until Wednesday to help remind you to close all the windows in your residence hall or off-campus housing, and, of course, to waterproof your costumes.