The midnight bucket brigade has begun (photo below).
When tonight’s brigade is done, we estimate we have a conservative 10 hours of capacity, allowing our 8am shift to begin tomorrow with low stress and also a switch to 120 minute refill sessions every 8 hours, versus yesterday’s continuous huffing of fuel up the stairs. Yeah, we’re getting good at this.
The building has had crews pumping water out of the basement all day. Unfortunately, we have no ETA on the repairing of the basement fuel delivery systems until the building’s crews get down there. However, both the building and PEER1 have been putting together separate contingency fuel pumping systems. We hope one of these will be online in the next 24-36 hours so that fuel refills will involve very few people and simply take place via a truck at street level.
Our greatest risk at this point may be the generator itself. We’ve kept it fueled, and have a good system in place, but anything can happen. Fingers crossed. Have a good night, and again, thanks for all the great tweets and emails. They mean a lot!