Thank you to everyone that has shown support of the Marine Science Institute in its time of need. Because of you, we have been able to raise over $24,000 in the span of a few short weeks. Your gift to the MSI has already made a direct impact by helping provide food and essential supplies to misplaced MSI students and staff.
Response activity for debris removal, water extraction from interiors, and temporary sealing of all damaged roofing and broken windows is proceeding at a rapid pace. Power and air conditioning has been restored to the compound by using temporary equipment powered by generators. Fortunately, most portions of the FAML classrooms and offices did not take in water damage, but all of the laboratories and offices on the second and third floors of ERC, including the library, are having to be vacated for an extensive interior rebuild.
As systems begin coming back online, faculty and students have started to pack and move to temporary work spaces at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with classes hoping to resume within the next few weeks. We are grateful for UT Austin Police and Construction & Facilities Management for spending the past week aiding MSI staff and students with the relocation.
Click here for a recent update from Marine Science Institute Director, Dr. Robert Dickey. More updates are to come, and thank you again for your support.