West Point community being advised to lean on US Military Academy following devastating storm

Superintendent and Lt. Gen. Steven Gilland assures residents the academy is working with emergency workers both on and off West Point to clear roadways and assess infrastructure.

Rob Taub

Jul 11, 2023, 2:30 AM

Updated 283 days ago

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The U.S. Military Academy is asking the West Point community to lean on them for support in the aftermath of Sunday’s storm.
Superintendent and Lt. Gen. Steven Gilland assures residents the academy is working with emergency workers both on and off West Point to clear roadways and assess infrastructure.
West Point has experienced crumbling roads the area, while USAA insurance is tracking the flooding of vehicles and personal belongings in basements. .
The situation on the ground remains dangerous,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer. “Streets have been turned into rivers, houses have been swept away in their entirety, and sadly at least one person has lost her life.
Schumer added that the danger is not over, and his office is also offering support.
The U.S. Military Academy expects cadets to arrive over the next few days and says it will remain flexible with them and their families.


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