There are likely few people throughout the area who didn't encounter some type of problem as the result of Friday's storm.
Whether it was a power outage, an absence of phone service or a downed tree, they all have one thing in common. Someone had to fix it, and in most cases that meant stepping out of the their daily routine.
In the past few days, it hasn't been uncommon to see utility workers, emergency personnel or those who make repairs of any sort going in and out of businesses or homes at all hours. These men and women have been putting forth a lot of effort and energy to help people restore not only their services, but also get back to life as they knew it before the disaster.
Sure, this can be viewed as people simply doing their jobs. Really, it's more than that. They are dedicated and dependable employees and community members who put their own needs on hold to come to the aid of others. For this, they should be admired and respected.
A heartfelt thank-you goes to these workers, and we encourage others to let them know they're appreciated.