Missoulian Editorial: Exhaustive response to massive storm - Thank you Northwestern Energy
|August 14, 2015||View for printing|
Huckleberries to the emergency service personnel and local residents alike who leaped into action during the storm that blew through western Montana Monday evening. Hundreds of calls flooded 9-1-1, thousands of people lost electricity and untold numbers of homes suffered damage from gusts that reached up to 74 miles per hour. Kudos to the police, firefighters, NorthWestern Energy crews, American Red Cross volunteers, urban foresters and many others who worked tirelessly to help our neighbors recover as quickly as possible.
I had the pleasure of talking with a couple of the Northwestern crews working to remove huge trees from power lines and installing new poles. The extent of the damage in Missoula was extensive and Northwestern brought in crews from throughout the state to get everyone back in service as quickly as possible.
I've been involved in other disasters including the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake and the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Hills Tunnel Fire and the efficiency and professionalism of the crews from Northwestern give me great confidence that they're ready for anything.
Thanks again to all at Northwestern Energy
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