County rises to occasion

Published 11:23 am Friday, June 13, 2014

All too often, we hear people say that the best of someone will shine most when facing adversity.

This is also true for government entities along with local and county emergency responders.

Those agencies throughout Lawrence County showed their strength this week when severe weather with heavy winds and thunderstorms were widespread all over the county. These storms caused massive damage to properties, roadways, and much of the infrastructure within the county.

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Although restoration efforts are still ongoing, most accounts show that Lawrence County’s emergency management that includes the EMA, county engineer, 911 and ambulance service among others rose to the occasion and provided as much help and assistance to those in need while maintaining services required for the citizens throughout the county.

Additionally, the fire departments, police departments and sheriff’s office were right there when needed by the county’s residents.

We all know that much work remains to be done, and we commend those who have worked tirelessly to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.

It is important to remember and applaud the efforts—some who are volunteers— who rose to action during and soon after the storm hit.

It will be essential as well to have a solid plan to seek state and federal money to aid in the continued efforts.