Thanks to those who braved Isaac

Published 12:02 am Friday, August 31, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac wasn’t the worst storm to darken the skies over the Miss-Lou, but it was no day in the park either.

Many local residents are waking up without power this morning, while others are continuing cleanup in their yards, houses and property.

Local first responders had their hands full Wednesday night. When the sun went down, the calls began. Dispatchers for the biggest law enforcement agencies in the area fielded hundreds of calls, keeping track of problems here, there and everywhere.

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Road crews, officers and deputies and emergency personnel were on the roads at the most dangerous times. The Adams County sheriff even caught a falling tree limb with his car.

Once winds calmed, crews from Entergy and Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association were on the streets and in the trees and skies working to restore electricity.

The work isn’t over yet, but it’s never too early to say thank you to all those who got out in the storm to protect us. We know your work is difficult, dangerous and stressful, and we appreciate what you do.

As we clean up the limbs and get back to normal, let’s remember to be thankful that Isaac wasn’t necessarily a storm we’ll be talking about for decades.