Last evening, Sunday December 14, with temperatures only in the teens and
hypothermia warnings in place, at 5:05 p.m. power was lost to some residents
of Bedford County PA. Alleghany Power and the Flintstone fire department
Responded and were on the scene in short order. Flintstone V.F.D.
Expeditiously cleared the dangerous wires and cut-up and removed the fallen
tree from the roadway. The intensity of the crisis was averted as Allegheny
Power emergency crew were able to restore power by 10:46 p.m. Alleghany
Power and Flintstone V.F.D. are to be commended for their preparedness in
responding to this emergency power outage. Embarg should be commended as
well for restoring telephone services more than 18 hours ahead of the
original estimated repair time.
However, loss of phone service as well as Internet access is a reminder of
how vulnerable and frail our existence becomes when these services are
suddenly unavailable. Communication appears to be our weakest link. Wed
better prepare for every condition of survival locality to locality across
this great land. We can start right here in Bedford County, PA. I strongly believe
installation of a Mars 1 radio tower,with EMS and GPS capabilities along side commercial cell towers / our first line of defense" In reporting emergencies the Citizen Communication system " .[cell phones]
the Polish mountain ridge and other strategic locations is imperative ,im sure my father would make the cicala mountain top available. These Lines would help to resolve communication paralysis. .We must act now..will this initiatice gather support and momentum . "If it is to be it is up to we".. We must protect our family's and neighbors .