Mon Power: Many Homes in Gilmer and Area Counties Still without Power
As of Monday morning, there were 27,000 homes and businesses, serviced through Mon Power, without electric service.
Some of those outages were new additions from storms on Sunday as well.
First Energy Spokesperson Patti Michael said their goal was finish most of the restoration work by the end of the day Monday.
First Energy is the parent company of Mon Power.
However, she says, “What we’re finding is that, as we’re moving into these hard hit areas, we’re finding additional restoration needs and additional damage that has occurred,“ Michael said.
More than half of the homes and businesses in West Virginia lost power in the June 29, 2012 Derecho.
Mon Power Customers still without Power on Tuesday, 07.10.12 - 2:49 AM (11 Days after the storm):
Call the power company and they tell us tonight at midnight we will have power.They have said this everyday since the storm and yet no power.My neighbors drive by and dont even wave let alone stop and see if we could use anything.Not one county official or fire dept or military has been on our rd nor have i even seen a helicopter assesing damage. I have no car to get to the fire dept so i just sit in my backyard and ponder the days hurricanes belted florida while i was visiting friends there. Immediately after those storms there was aid DELIVERED to folks within 24 hours. What is so difficult for people to realize that there are many people like myself in the country with no car that need supplies? In closing I do thank the power company for stringing us along and also the county for not coming down my road. Its so wonderful to be ON OUR OWN!! PS the county called me 5 times this month regarding my dog tax but never called to see if me and my family of 4 needed anything.Lets pray our state can learn from this storm how to help EVERYONE not just people with transportation…..
Comment by on our own on 07.10.2012
You hardly see any power company truck at work attempting to fix anything. When you do see them they are out of state trucks sitting at Foodland, upak lot or mountaineer mart for a long time. Then they take long breaks on the side of the roads. Why aren’t we see any local mon power trucks or someone telling these people what to do? They have no clue about the side roads. It is shameful these companies cannot handle a wind storm. Obviously they are not prepared for any type of disaster. From what I read the head of homeland security in WV says the storm wasn’t big enough to qualify the average person for fema assistance. If so then what the heck is the problem with the power company? Do they know this is America?
Comment by Shame Shame on 07.10.2012
I’d like to thank and recognize our magistrate candidate Lori Rosenburg for her assistance during this crisis.Like Norma Hurley mentioned in the GFP Lori offered her home to anyone wanting to cool off eat and shower.She personally took me to the store Saturday to retreive some gasoline because i had none. She had folks take advantage of her generosity and duty to the community and came by and showered and ate and colled off. She even spent a day at the Troy VFD and handed out water to the needy in the community.This is who we need as a public servant because she helps even when she’s in need herself.She’s a great person Thank You Lori!!
Comment by the credit giver on 07.11.2012
There were several obvious issues for which answers and solutions should be pursued. One of which is the creation of a list of people with special needs in the county. Examples would be those having medical conditions that require oxygen and medication that requires refrigeration. Due to privacy laws, agencies may not be able to release that information.
While many neighbors know who needs help, groups such as the fire dept. and others may not. The fire dept. did go door to door in many areas. However, having a list would save time and enable the volunteers to help more people. Perhaps the Senior Center, County Commission the fire dept. could work together to create and maintain such a list,
The Public Service Commission should investigate the way First Energy mismanaged the incident. It appears that the company micromanaged the situation from Akron, Ohio rather than allow the experienced lineman to work as they had before the company took over Allegheny Power.
The repair crews setting idle were a direct result of First Energy’s inability to manage the work. The idle crews didn’t like it any better than those of us who lost power.
Comment by Anon on 07.11.2012
Lori is indeed someone we should all seriously consider electing to the position of magistrate, she is a LOCAL graduate of criminal justice, she is NOT a puppet, but an individual who understands the current situation of corruption in the courts and local law enforcement, and has recognized a great many problems.
Concerned Citizens of Gilmer County fully endorse her bid for magistrate, and I have personally spoke with her, and have been impressed, by both her education, but by her overall life’s experiences that have made her a well rounded individual, we are lucky enough to have as a local resident and a person that wants to strive to make Gilmer County and Glenville a better place to live.
Comment by Council of Concerned Citizens on 07.11.2012
Now that most of us have electric back and are getting life back on track. is there going to be an organization, a teen group or any group who will help cut up trees that are along the roads, on fences or in the back yards of elderly people. Would not this be a good public service for football team? Is there any where a way for senior citizens to get vouchers to help with their food losses?
Comment by Just Wondering on 07.12.2012
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