Storm Message Updates - 2018

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Thursday March 22 Update

We dodged a bullet yesterday. While we did get a good amount of snow there were no reports of power outages or downed trees and wires. Hopefully, this will be the last significant storm of what has been a very difficult month of March. Given all we've been through as a municipality and as residents of the North Warren community, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the many individuals who worked tirelessly and unselfishly to contribute to the recovery and restoration efforts that began during the first storm on March 2. There are many people to thank and I know I will overlook someone so my apologies in advance for any inadvertent omissions. * First, our Hardwick residents who looked out for each other and provided up to date information to town officials about locations with power outages and downed trees, poles and wires. That information helped us direct JCP&L and Century Link to specific addresses requiring work crews. * Judy and Ed Fisher who spent many hours staffing town hall and the warming center and cleaning debris from the town hall parking lot and sidewalk so we could open town hall to residents. They also picked up gallon jugs of donated water from Mountain Wood Springs and delivered them to the municipal building and the warming center at North Warren H.S. * Bill Egan from Mountain Wood Springs for generously donating gallons of spring water for distribution at Hardwick town hall and North Warren H.S. There was no hesitation on Mr. Egan's part when I called him to request the donation and we're grateful to have such a generous business in town. *Joe and Desiree Dunn (our Hardwick Office of Emergency Management officials) who communicated around the clock with town, county and state officials to identify and mitigate dangerous situations. They were a constant presence around town checking on residents and identifying dangerous situations. * Al Carrazzone and Jim Perry who manned the Hardwick warming center and conducted numerous drive arounds in town to identify dangerous locations to report to JCP&L. A shout out to Jim for putting our messaging out on social media and working with residents to get specific addresses requiring electric and power restoration and then passing that information on to me to report it directly to our JCP&L and Century Link contacts. * Tom Campbell, Bob Ahlers and Mike Fee for the long hours they put in keeping the roads clear and safe by plowing, removing downed trees under very dangerous conditions, especially on the evening of March 2 when close to 100 trees came down on town roads. * David Gill (our Tax Assessor) who doubles as our town website administrator for posting my daily status updates no matter what time I finally sent them to him. * Mayors Lance, Starrs and Chammings for the great leadership and spirit of cooperation they demonstrated during this difficult period. Page 1

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