I would like to know why students on restriction at USMMA were not permitted to leave campus LIKE THEY DID BEFORE THE LAST HURRICANE. I daresay, of all the U.S. citizens on the eastern seaboard who were affected by the hurricane, only Kings Point midshipmen were denied the option of getting to safer ground. They were held captive against their will. The highest water level reported was at Kings Point: 14.2 feet. And how about the only official emergency alert message going out from the administration? "The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will be closed for normal operations Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30. A liberal leave policy is in effect for all non-essential personnel. Personnel designated as essential by their supervisors are asked to report for work if it is safe to do so. Personnel with a telework authorization in place are permitted to work from home. Maritime Administration and Department of Transportation personnel assigned to the Academy who are not designated as essential personnel may follow the liberal leave policy." Not a SINGLE mention of the safety or concern about the students who had to remain on campus. NOT A SINGLE MENTION. They lost power. Were they fed? Was a safety plan issued? Did any message go out to them? The answer is NO. Long Island was evacuated. THIS IS ATROCIOUS. I would love to know if Helis, Kennedy, DeStafney and Kumar stayed on campus. It is clear what the priorities are at USMMA - non-essential staff, not students. You can't fix stupid.