Letter: City appreciates help after tornadoDecember 4, 2013
To the editor:
On Nov. 17, Washington and Daviess counties were hit with an F-2 tornado that, at last count, damaged or destroyed about 105 businesses and homes in the city plus another 40 or so west of the city limits. My initial assessment on Sunday night and early Monday morning was that it would take many weeks to clean up the debris and people would be without power for at least a week.
Lo and behold, our neighbors came to our assistance. Electric line crews from Huntingburg and Jasper showed up Monday morning to help our line crew, offering assistance and relief to our men who worked around the clock to get power restored. The help your crews provided from Monday to Wednesday was instrumental in getting power restored to everyone in less than three days!
Kudos to Mayors Denny Spinner and Terry Seitz and your electric departments’ personnel. Good neighbors are a wonderful blessing and we here in Washington witnessed that firsthand.
On top of that “official” response, individuals from your area personally volunteered in the cleanup effort and we are thankful to them, too. I hope your community never has to suffer the ravages of a storm like this — but if you do, know that the City of Washington will be here willing to return the favor.
—Joe Wellman, Mayor
City of Washington
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