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Local storm communication

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

During the Oct. 29 Storm Alfred, when just about every household in the Northwest Corner was without power or regular forms of communication, WHDD radio based in Sharon became a real clearinghouse for information. Anyone with a battery-powered, solar, wind-up or car radio was able to hear where to get water, free meals, access to warmth or other help to get through the aftermath of the storm. On Oct. 29, few thought they would still be without power seven days later, but many were. The recovery from the storm would have been even more difficult without the local communication WHDD provided.

Thanks to all at WHDD for the hard work, loss of sleep and nonstop dedication to getting the word out to their neighbors for the duration of the storm and its repercussions, which are still being felt.