Poll: Are You Satisfied With the Storm Response?

Considering all the factors involved in getting town back up and running, what's your opinion?

It was a historic storm, causing numerous road closures, power outages, and uncountable downed trees and large limbs throughout the area. It also played havoc with Halloween festivities and trick-or-treating.

Measureable snowfall doesn't normally arrive in October, but when it does the combination of fall foliage and heavy, wet snow is a recipe for what residents experienced beginning this past Saturday.

So, as the cleanup and repair process continues, how satisfied have you been with the response? Did officials, authorities, public workers, and the electric companies do everything in their power to mitigate what proved to be a destructive storm? Are they continuing to do so?

Let us know what you think in our poll. Then, let us know why you voted the way you did in the comments.

peter007 November 02, 2011 at 05:51 PM
In Warren a see some branches blocking some county roads. A few minutes spent removing a few branches would have alleviated many problems. Also, it was ridiculous for Warren to not have a cop directing traffic at flag Plaza for 4 days. That is a major intersection in Warren. There is no other area that needed as much attention as Flag Plaza. Traffic backed up for miles in all direction. That intersection should have been a priority.
Susan M. November 02, 2011 at 06:24 PM
Agree. Residents had to deal with backed up traffic in addition to no electricity. I saw an officer placing cones and stop signs in the intersection instead of manning it himself. Really inexcusable on the part of the township police.
Nakita November 02, 2011 at 07:43 PM
What I find more appalling than the lack of response is the way many Warren residents handled themselves in the wake of this situation. Calling emergency lines (in the height of the storm) to find out if a local restaurant is open for business, tying up emergency lines instead of calling their local service provider in an attempt to determine when power would be restored , driving around town (in the midst of a major storm) instead of remaining in a safe location, and completely ignoring road closure and safety signs, made it virtually impossible for the Warren Police Department, the volunteer Fire Departments, the OEM Department and the Public Works officials to effectively do their job!
peter007 November 03, 2011 at 01:29 PM
How many phone calls did any Police officers answer?
Marcelino November 03, 2011 at 03:27 PM
I do agree with you that some residents ignored the the road closures but some had to since that is the only way they can get out of their block. My block became very busy when all other streets were closed, all the neighbors were outside cleaning as best as they could while the public works folks went back and forth without stopping to at least make the road passable. I understand that everyone was trying to do their best, in my opinion this time around it wasn't good enough. As of this moment I'm one of the residents without power and no trucks in sight, JCP&L is looking for the big hits so they can look good on TV.


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