Greetings from Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA!
Many of you, your friends and loved ones are still reeling from this week’s ice storm. According to PECO, 715,000 of their customers lost power during the storm and as this article is posted, nearly 300,000 PECO customers are still in the dark. It is the utility company’s worst-ever winter outage incident and second only to Superstorm Sandy for the most outages during any one event. In addition to massive power outages, downed trees destroyed cars and damaged homes. Icy sidewalks and roads posed a threat to public safety and snarled traffic across the region. Here at Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA, we have been busy since the ice storm hit, working with local agencies and officials to coordinate support and lend a helping hand. Continue reading