Pattye Benson

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Let There be Light . . . Electrical Power Restored!

After 48 hours without electricity or water and a husband stranded in Minneapolis since last week, I am thrilled to announce that my camping experience has come to an end!

By the time I went to bed last night, I was feeling rather desperate about the situation. I had grown tired of contacting PECO; each time I spoke to them the news kept getting worse and their updates on restoration day and time pushed further out. In addition to no electricity, we have wells on our property so we were also without water.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, there were 5.6 million homes left without power from North Carolina to Maine last night. Our electricity was restored overnight and I am grateful to no longer be included in that statistic.

To all those in the community helping with the post-Irene clean-up I thank you – I and 391 other households in the Great Valley area appreciatel our electricity this morning. And for those still without power, my hope is that your wait will not be much longer.

PS: Jeff arrived home safely at midnight from Minneapolis – thank you Southwest Airlines!

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  1. Pattye,

    Glad to hear you have electric again. I know how difficult it is when you have no water because you’re supplied by a well. As a child, there were many instances due to various weather-related storms (hurricane/snow) when we had no water as we had a well,

    Glad Jeff made it back too.

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