Arthur and Bertha have beat the calendar! Two tropical storms have formed up in May with enough force and organization to be named, just to get an early start on 2020's Hurricane Season. So many of our emergency resources, that is to say people, are wrapped up in handling the complications this Coronavirus has created in our communities that hurricane preparedness seems an after thought. But even though the Emergency Management teams have been dedicated in their work to help people through the time of lock down or illness, the essential seasonal work has continued. We will all soon be getting the familiar guidelines for hurricane preparedness.
The Emergency Management community is a collection of individuals, both professional and volunteer, who are dedicated in helping us get through extraordinary situations. These people work long shifts in stressful circumstances and quietly make sure we get water, ice, food and that the electricity comes back on. They even make sure that portable potties are made available. Some even carry their own chainsaws to make sure they get through. These too, along with our health care providers, are our heroes. They operate by the same motto as the Volunteer Ministers of Scientology, succinctly stated by L. Ron Hubbard, "Something can be done about it." www..volunteerministers.org