Ice Storm Update 5 - final post this subject
All the people working to restore our lives to normal deserve a most humble, grateful thank you. Police, fire, and ambulance crews answered calls almost continuously. The Owasso Fire Department answered a record 65 calls in a 24 hour period. Police officers were equally harried.
But this event involved more than emergency services, of course. Public Works employees struggled to clear streets of fallen trees and get traffic lights working again once power returned. Amazingly, city workers did this and maintained regular trash pickups. For that matter, the Post Office delivered our mail every day too, a note of normalcy in a world otherwise gone awry.
The linemen who worked outside in nasty conditions deserve our special thanks. They have a dangerous job in the best of times, and that danger is compounded by cold, fatigue, and the pressure to get the job done. Quite literally, restoring power saves lives.
Finally, I know there are others I haven't listed both in government and the private sector, people who worked and continue to work at mitigating the effects of this disaster. Truly, you've earned our heartfelt thanks.
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