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An act of God in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — A makeshift covering, plywood or cardboard, fills the space in borough hall where once there was a window pane. Much of the June 11 Honesdale Borough Council meeting was devoted to the time, cost and effort of cleanup following the May 15 thunderstorm and tornadoes.


Photo by Charlie Hoffman

This was the place where Chuck Hoffman was trapped in his Jeep for three hours.
 

Trapped by trees and live wires

BEAVERBROOK, NY — Long-time Tusten resident Chuck Hoffman has made a name for himself as a photographer in recent years, but last week he turned up on WCBS-TV as a victim of the fierce storms that blew through the region on May 16.


TRR photos by Amanda Reed 
Damage to the electricity and utility lines and poles in the region was wide-spread and gradually being repaired. 

State of emergency finally lifted

NARROWSBURG, NY — The State of Emergency declared by Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek on May 16, was finally ended on May 21 in the towns of Tusten and Highland.

The two towns received some of the worst damage during the storms that swept the region, knocking down numerous trees and power lines. 


TRR photo by David Hulse

Camp Simcha director Ben Brown is pictured receiving a proclamation of thanks for Brown’s efforts in spontaneously opening the Lumberland camp’s facilities to both residents and town officials during the week-long power outage that followed the storms in first week of March. Brown deferred credit to all the volunteers and emergency people involved and said he was humbled and honored by the opportunity to give back to the town. “It was great to see the community gathering (under those conditions at the camp), but I hope we never have to go through it again.”

Investigation of March storms continues

GLEN SPEY, NY — Town of Lumberland officials took time out on May 9 to thank the summer camp director who opened his doors and played host to powerless residents and those stranded and provided emergency internet access during the storms Quinn and Riley and their aftermath to allow fundamental town business to continue.

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