EMA Officials Look Back At Artic Cold Storm & Power Loss Issues

Health Local News State News Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Now that the deep freeze from last week is in the past, emergency management officials are looking back and say that it could’ve been a lot worse if it weren’t for various first-responders including electrical workers…

Camden County EMA Director Samantha Henley says “I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have people who were so dedicated, who missed holiday time with their families, to help us when we were all in distressed….because those temperatures were the worst I have ever seen in anywhere I’ve ever lived.”

Henley also says, fortunately, there was plenty of advance notice about the storm that ended up wreaking havoc on the lake area.

There was one hiccup in the overall response, according to Henley, with the repeated notices about the pending storm sent out by the Hyper-Reach system…“They just really wanted everyone to know, from the National Weather Service, that this system wasn’t something to mess around with. So, they kept hammering out the alerts and the warnings. If it helped to save just one life…that is worth everything we do.” 

Health Local News State News Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Reporter Mike Anthony