Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Closer look at... one awesome neighborhood

photo by Katie, via Facebook
Zac, Stephen, Jesse, Thom among others... revving up the chainsaws, clearing streets, warning folks about downed trees... it's the chainsaw gang :)

Stephen and Zac on Closer Look, NPR
http://news.wabe.org/post/closer-look-georgia-recovers-tropical-storm-irma
and
http://news.wabe.org/post/neighborhood-group-focuses-helping-one-another-after-irma-passes
Jesse on http://www.wsbtv.com/video
On Facebook, offers of help have gone from tarps and buckets to sharing freezer space with those who are still without power to "have axe, will travel." And it all began before with storm, with offers to help if anyone needed assistance moving furniture outdoor in advance of the storm and shared ladders to ensure gutters were clean and ready for the downpour. Good peoples!!!

Thank you, neighbors, for your sense of humor, your willingness to help, and your inordinate fondness for chainsaws :)

Our thanks also go to GA Power employees and DeKalb County emergency responders for being out in this weather, working hard to keep the lights on and the roads clear. Stay safe!

UPDATE: And... The Chainsaw Gang gets the AJC treatment! http://www.myajc.com/news/local/torpy-large-operation-irma-chainsaw-gangs-and-the-yearning-help/bj9qzlgsOc5aIrGYSk3Y5N/