How to work when a hurricane wipes out your power, heat and Internet


A tongue-in-cheek guide

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we at PRI would like to offer a simple guide towards working and staying creative in the midst of the storm, using simple everyday items you’re sure to have on hand. <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3397" title="sandynotebook" src="" alt="" width="300" height="216" />

Paper and pencil

These tools do not need to be plugged in. Sit in a patch of sunlight to use. Good for: writing, note-taking, brainstorming, sketching, planning. You may be surprised at what ideas you come up with when you’re not tethered to a keyboard.



Very handy for walking around town to try to get phone service, an internet connection, or a place to charge your laptop. In your travels, you may meet new people and get a different perspective on your work.


Reading material

Now is the perfect time to do that background research you have been putting off. It may turn into a source of inspiration or spark an idea.


Recharge your batteries

Not those batteries; your batteries. Get some rest if you can, go talk to your neighbors, and enjoy life unplugged for a while. Soon everything will be wired and back to normal, and you’ll be better for it.

While this is meant to be lighthearted, many of us at PRI and our families have been directly affected by the storm and its aftermath in serious ways. Our hearts and support go out to all still without power, and we wish you all the best.


Posted by Elena Nazzaro | Communications | Comments 0 |
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