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COMMUNITY VOICE: Middlesex County Can Handle A Storm

Well, the year of 20125 was a wild one with Hurricane Sandy and how it disturbs our way of life in Middlesex County. Days with no power and no phone or cell too. But we made it by helping each other as good neighbors. How many stores stayed open for us without getting greedy? Plus there were concerned citizens opening their door for someone in need or a place to sleep for someone in need or a place to sleep? How nice. And those volunteers who work beyond their limits for the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross going all over New Jersey and New York City. How many police and firefighters risked their own lives to save those people from the flood waters. And those Mayors who cried because they saw the town in ruins by the storm.

Now will there be another storm like Sandy? Yes and we are ready. Let’s thank those who work for us when Sandy came. Here’s the list: All the Middlesex County Police Department, all the Fire Departments from the County. The U.S. Coast Guard, N.J. National Guard , N.J. State Police, U.S. Military who came to N.Y. C. aid, and those other State Agencies who call the Governor’s Office to help us and Yes, Corporate America for their donations and support. There’s one thing I have to say to the people in Perth Amboy who knows how to deal with a major storm and didn’t panic. They just sat and rode it out. You should be happy, Mayor Wilda Diaz.

Orlando “Wildman” Perez
Perth Amboy

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