Update: Adafruit not shipping this week (10/29 through 11/2)

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Pictured above, Ladyada packed up and heading out.

Dear community and customers,

Power is out at both Adafruit locations in New York City (10038 & 10013). The buildings are secure and locked down, but without power, there’s no net, no elevators, no access, no lights, no nothing. UPS and USPS have contacted us, they are not doing pickups or deliveries in our area. We expect shipping to resume this weekend or early next week.

This is a disaster, they were not kidding. Like millions others, we are dealing with the aftermath of Sandy.

I live in the area affected so we’re heading uptown to find power and internet to keep customers updated. The Adafruit staff is staying home until our factory location has power.

We will work overtime and around the clock once the power is back on to fulfill your orders.

-Ladyada & Adafruit team

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  1. Stay safe out there! Best of luck.

  2. ;(

  3. Thanks for reaching out to us. Considering all the other things you probably have (way) higher up on your TODO list after Sandy, it means a lot. Glad everybody is safe and dry.

  4. The health and well-being of the Adafruit team is paramount. Secondary is the integrity and security of your facilities. You have dedicated and patient customers that will be here for you once you can get back in business!

  5. My order can wait until things return to normal. Stay safe, folks!

  6. Yiiiiiiiikes!!!! Sending some good RoboBrrd energy your way! Hope it gets better soon! =)

  7. It is good to hear that everyone is ok and the shops are fine. Thank you for continuing to communicate with us. This is why I have been a huge fan of yours. Not only open products and tutorials but open communication. You are all fantastic. Take care, not only now but when spooling business back up to speed. Don’t burn yourselves out.

    Would you prefer that people hold off on ordering until things are running again or go ahead and order with the understanding that it will take a while for business to be returning to normal?

  8. Try to stay warm Adafruits!

  9. I say be safe; I recommend taking it easy and enjoy the downtime πŸ˜‰

  10. As someone with an outstanding order I can say I don’t mind this in the least. Even if USPS and UPS were picking up I can wait a few more days while adafruit gets back to normal.

  11. Glad to know everyone at Adafruit is okay after Sandy. Take your time and dont work too hard , everyone should understand. I placed my order before Sandy knowing it would be delayed. Will be happy when all in the area have power again.

  12. I am glad to hear that everybody is safe and sound.
    The orders can wait, we will follow and support you even after this disaster… Best of luck, guys!

  13. That was some storm. Glad to hear everyone is safe.

  14. We’re watching the news with trepidation. Be safe.

  15. Happy Halloween!

  16. I KNOW that everybody at Adafruit loves nothing more than doing their work there, but sometimes you just have to take advantage of those “school closed” days while you can!

    The whole country is behind you.

  17. Damn Hurricane sandy!

  18. It’s good to have some news about you people.
    It seems to be you’re ok, so hope everything would be ok now.
    Take the time you need, no rush need here! πŸ˜‰

    Don’t forget to give some news.

    Pleasant day.

  19. JoyLabz is sending you guys good vibez, For some reason hurricane time is making me think of this video (I grew up in Florida and hurricanez were yearly)

  20. Hope everything works out for you all?
    Take care and kindest regards,

  21. God bless you guys for all your efforts! Take your time with recovery. I can’t imagine what you are going through, I also have no power, but we have hot water so it isn’t quite so bad. Your hard work is always appreciated, you have earned a break.

  22. Keep safe. My order can wait. Don’t kill yourselves trying to catch up. I understand.
    Now that I have kids almost grown up, I have time to get in touch with my inner tinkerer.
    So from a 50+ year old engineer – Lady Ada, you are my hero. Thanks for all you are doing to promote electronics education, curiosity, and innovation.


  23. Wow! The new street looks awesome! Was a trench when I was there a while back.

  24. Glad you guys are safe. Thanks for keeping us up to date. Best of luck for a speedy return to normalcy.

  25. Stay Warm, Stay Safe!

  26. Great to hear you are safe. We’re thinking of you all.

  27. I still remember 12 days w/o power here during Katrina, not good. Stay safe and hope to see you up and running soon.

  28. A Future Customer

    Good luck.
    I hope you’re well provisioned and I hope you see you up and selling soon.

  29. I wish I could mail batteries for the mintyboosts you probably have but this probably means no mail too πŸ™

    And I’m very far away from NYC as well *sigh*

  30. You guys are awesome. I have just discovered this site recently in my quest for knowledge and experience, but I am already a huge fan. Love the attitude, the drive, the contribution to knowledge and the community.

    Stay safe

  31. Stay safe Ladyada and give us new project ideas.

  32. I was coming to impatiently check the status of my order — oh my gosh, I’m an idiot. Somehow I didn’t realize you guys were in New York… stay safe, the world is with you. <3

  33. I thought something must be wrong, you guys are usually so quick…but yeah, the package can wait. Glad to hear you’re not worse off…Best wishes (to you and everyone up there!)

  34. I’m glad you guys are safe and everything is secure. Adafruit was one of the first “Oh, sh&t,” thoughts I had when I heard that Manhattan had lost power.

  35. Please count me among the many who all of a quick return to some comfort.
    This too shall pass.

  36. We are glad to hear at the staff is safe. Adafruit will continue to thrive. For now recover and help everyone you can locally. All the best, we can’t wait to have you back online. Stay safe and be well.

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