Thousands on the East Coast are still without power as a result of the Sandy storm. Can you imagine what its like to not have power after you are accostumed to using it for years to do so many tasks around the house?
I got a good taste of a powerless existance in 1956 after an ice storm which left us with out heat, light or the ability to cook. With three kids, we dug out the kerosene lamps and a lot of blankets. The outside temperature did not drop to the point where we had to be concerned about pipes freezing and there was enough pressure in the water tank to take us through the three daysw when Consumers Power got us back on line.
On another occasion the entire town of Saugatuck was dark for many hours. At that time I as mayor, called the Power Company office and told them it was a matter of public safety. Than did not seem to have any effect on the priorty of my request. We just waited until they had us back on line.
In the twelve years, I have lived in my present location in the city of Holland, i have been without power once and then for only an hour. the BPW does an excellant job of getting service to the customers when there is a problem.
LETS HEAR IT FOR THE HOLLAND BPW!!!!!!
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