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Surviving Sandy: Tell Us Your Story

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If you're not a member of our Facebook community, you may want to consider it.

In the past two days, we've had more than 150 new Facebook "likes" and the more than 1,000 people in the community have taken to sharing tips to get through the remnants of Hurrican Sandy. 

From closed roads, open restaurants and gas stations to who has power and who doesn't, you've let others know where to avoid and how to get through the storm, which may leave thousands without power for days.

We're chipping in, letting you know when trick-or-treat was rescheduled and when schools were closed.

Tell us on Facebook or in the comments of this article any tips or suggestions you have for getting through the next few days.

We let you know and keep you updated on what's going on in town.

John G, Dzwonczyk October 31, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Avon Lake has had an exciting week, to be sure. First, we had the honor of hosting the Mitt Romney campaign at our high school and then we were the uncelebrated victims of Hurricane Sandy’s western face. The school system, the safety forces and the city services performed flawlessly in both events, and due to the combined efforts of Engineering and Utilities, basement flooding was minimal (I did personally have a failed sump pump). But in these hardships and countless others in the past, I have been most impressed with the citizens of our community, who just get out there and deal with things when there are troubles. We share a great core-value, it seems to me, in establishing and maintaining normalcy. Ohio is important to Washington during elections, but for the rest of the time, we’re in ‘fly-over country.’ The butt of jokes. But the steadfast heart of America beats in its center, where people bear-up, make do, and keep the home fires burning. It’s this America that I am most proud of. And Avon Lake is a great representative of it. We’ve shone this week.
Lori E. Switaj October 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Thanks for the great comments about Avon Lake, John. It was a VERY busy week here in Avon Lake and hopefully people are getting power back on. It seems to be coming back slowly.
M. Welcome October 31, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I have lived in Avon Lake for 26 years and every time there is a storm that knocks out power my block and 1/2 of another are the only ones to loose power. For the last two days everyone around my block in the Westwinds has had their power. I do not understand this and quiet frankly this time I'm frustrated. I lived on the lake with wires overhead and never lost power as many times in all our time there as we have since living here where we were told that outages would be less because all wires are underground.
Hecticpeace November 01, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Sounds like John G has power while the 45s are without power for a week. Why is it that this area of town is ALWAYS the last to be fixed?

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