Update #2 from the Board of Trustees Regarding Storm Sandy
Dear Siddha Yogi,
This is the second update about what has been taking place in Shree Muktananda Ashram since Storm Sandy passed through Sullivan County, New York, on Monday October 29.
We want to share with you a few more facts about the aftermath of Storm Sandy.
The head of the Garden Department in the Ashram has counted at least 90 trees that have either fallen or been damaged in the Ashram gardens. This does not take into account any damage to the trees in the wooded areas surrounding the Ashram.
While the electrical power was fully restored to the Ashram on Friday evening, November 2, the Internet connection, which had previously been completely out of service, continues to run slowly as of today, Sunday, November 4.
Over the last thirty years the SYDA Foundation has been contacting the global Siddha Yoga sangham when calamities or natural disasters occur, to inquire about their safety.
We have discovered that Storm Sandy has affected more Siddha Yoga devotees than any similar circumstance.
Although all the devotees that the SYDA Foundation has contacted as of today are physically safe and sound, this situation continues to be challenging for them. Many devotees in the region still do not have power and they have much work to do to get their lives back to normal.
Once again, we want to thank each one of you who has been offering your prayers and blessings to those whose lives have been impacted by Storm Sandy, throughout the Caribbean and North America.
For the latest photos of the ongoing repair and recovery at Shree Muktananda Ashram, we invite you to view Photo Gallery 3, posted on the Siddha Yoga path website.
With best regards,
SYDA Foundation Board of Trustees