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EMA chief, and many others, keep close eye on the thermometer

January 6, 2014

LISBON — With temperatures expected to fall below zero tonight, some area residents have been concerned whether shelter will be available in the event of a power outage....

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swager

Jan-06-14 8:31 PM

It looks like Salem has already figured it out. I can see others doing the same. I haven't seen the contract that was whited out and sent to first energy being approved lately. It might be 7 below tonight, but it is around the high 60's by the woodburner that runs with or without electricity.

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swager

Jan-06-14 8:24 AM

As you can see the county only helps if they decide you qualify. EMA doesn't actually do anything. Your communities do and these people answer the phone, if they have managed to tackle that hurdle by now. Be prepared, make your own emergency plans and don't wait for anyone to save you. When you save yourself you are at the top of the list. When you rely on the gov. you are just one of many on a list who these people never see. If the power goes out here it is just a minor inconvenience.

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