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Help is here and it is most welcomed

In the days since Hurricane Michael’s eye wall blew through Seminole County, leaving devastation countywide on October 10, hundreds of linemen, service workers, state and Federal authorities, the National Guard and volunteers from all over the southeast have arrived in Seminole County with a selfless attitude of compassionate help. Truckload after truckload of donated items have arrived and individuals and groups of used to be strangers are here helping local residents creep out of the darkness and back into the light. From Sequatchie County, Tennessee to the Lowndes County School system in Georgia, countless people have adopted Seminole County and are sending aid our way. The residents of Seminole County are still in a state of shock and the tremendous show of support coming in from all over is sincerely appreciated.

Lineman are working around the clock to restore power; as of press time on Wednesday, Three Notch EMC had power restored to 90 percent of its consumers. A spokesperson for the EMC commented, “There are crews on the ground – and in the air – working for YOU to restore power across the entire community. Despite the large area of destruction and significant damage to the system, hardworking crews are making progress. But we know there is more to do. We are dedicating every resource to this effort and won’t stop until service is fully restored to each and every member. The Three Notch business office is open in our new location, on the corner of South Knox Avenue and West 1st Street. Our hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The phone lines are operational; however with the high call volume, some calls may still roll over to our answering service.”

Residents needing assistance should see contact numbers and storm related recovery information listed on pages 2A and 3A in this edition.

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