Column: We Should Prepare Now for the Next Utility Emergency

Column: We Should Prepare Now for the Next Utility Emergency

Barry Finegold | The Eagle Tribune

It’s been over a month since gas leaks and explosions rocked our community, ending a young man’s life and leaving thousands temporarily homeless. I am one of the many still waiting on my gas to get restored.

While the past month has been tough for my family and me, I know that it’s been much harder for those without the network and resources we have. It’s also been much harder for the small business owners who have lost over a month’s worth of revenue and are worried about whether they’ll have to lay off employees or even close up shop entirely.

As the nights get colder and the holiday season approaches, it’s these families, small business owners and their employees who are constantly on my mind…(Read the full story)

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