Good riddence to Hurricane Sandy! We are all happy to see the end of you... At Dominion Fertility we appreciate the dedication of our staff who braved falling trees and high water to make it to the office on Tuesday.
It is important to have an emergency back-up plan for your IVF lab and this past 6 months have been pretty rough here in the Mid-Atlantic. First we had the crazy July storm (Derecho - which means crazy thunderstorm that no weather forecaster managed to predict until the trees starting falling). Then we dealt with the huge weather event that was Hurricane Sandy.
We have a back-up natural gas powered generator that can run our embryo lab and several sonogram machines. This provides for a margin of safety when facing weather related crises and extended power outages. It also protects the office when a squirrel occasionally gets fried on the power lines outside our office which I have personally witnessed. Watching a furry little creature burst into flames is a fairly memorable event....
So my thoughts and prayers are with all fertility patients in NY, NJ and elswhere who were in the midst of a treatment cycle when this latest disaster struck. I wish you all the best of luck and remember that an IVF cycle is not worth risking your life so make sound decisions when dealing with downed trees and power lines.