Archive for ‘October storm’

November 4th, 2011

Electricity’s Blame Game

by LonSeidman

Commentary
By Chris O’Brien

For those of you who are still without power, hang in there. I hope it returns soon, most of all for your comfort and so that we can live as we did before last week. Normalcy is important. If you need anything, particularly some spare bottled water, ice, or anything else, let me know. I’ll be happy to help.

For my other friends, I hope that you’ll find the time to help out at a shelter, distribution site or any other way you can. There is a great need out there. Even a simple check on your neighbors would be appreciated.

To my political friends- butt out. I’ll get to you later.

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October 31st, 2011

Showers Available at Tyrrell

by LonSeidman

The Town has opened Tyrrell School to be used by residents for showering and charging cell phones, computers and other electronic gadgets essential for communication. Residents may use the facility between 7 am and 10 pm. Officials anticipate keeping the school open until power is restored. As of Monday evening, 53% of town is still in the dark.

This facility is in addition to the storm shelter at the Senior Center which is open 24 hours a day. Food is available there during the day. A limited number of cots are also available on site and there are quiet rooms for watching TV or reading in.

Power outages are predominantly in the Woodtick and south areas of town, with other outages in the extreme north end. Residents scattered across town also have more isolated outages.