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Except for power loss, Cornwall fared OK

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

CORNWALL — An assessment of Tropical Storm Irene’s impact on Cornwall shows residents and visitors fared as well as could be expected — except for being the only town in the region where everyone lost power.

Lots of pre-planning by emergency personnel and the highway department was credited for a quick recovery. Crews assembled at both firehouses, and a close eye was kept on Cornwall Consolidated School, where a small fire the day before the storm hit had disabled the fire alarm system. The town’s mass notification system was put into service for the first time.

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