A short update to start the day…
We have plenty of fuel on hand. The PEER1 generator is running strong and is in the process of being filled again. The bucket brigade will start by 10AM to keep us running for another 8-10 hours before the next brigade begins.
A hopeful update from the building: This building has 2 basements and both are flooded. As of 7AM today, the first basement has been completely pumped out. A broken water main was discovered which was ADDING water to the basement as the pumps ran yesterday. By using 3x the number of pumps overnight, they were able to outpace the water main, clear the basement and turn off the running water main. We have no ETA on ConEd power for the building as they have another full basement to drain which will likely take another day. In parallel, the building is making progress on a separate solution to pump fuel to their 5000 gallon tank.
Finally, PEER1 is waiting for fuel pumps from NJ which would replace the human bucket brigade. Unfortunately, their trucks are waiting for gas in NJ.
Thanks again for all of your support.