A Note On Hurricane Sandy

By Dr. Mark LeChevallier – November 1, 2012 – Comment

On behalf of my colleagues here at American Water, we’re keeping good thoughts in mind for everyone across the Northeastern US who has been impacted by the fury of this week’s super storm. While water is essential to our lives, too much of it can be harmful in ways we can often only imagine. Our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes, suffered other property damage, or worse.

As we all continue to recover, it’s important to remain cautious, especially if you are in areas of New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania that were hit especially hard. Now is one of those times when a helping hand from friends and neighbors really shows the capacity for humanity and goodwill. I’ve already heard a number of accounts of people coming to the aid of others, and it’s an inspiring silver lining to this weather catastrophe.

Many of our own employees, themselves and their families affected, traveled through the worst of the storm to provide critical emergency coverage. Employees in the field servicing our territory also did so despite severe winds and driving rain. We give a sincere thanks to our people who were committed to serving customers and ensuring the safety of our employees.

We’ll continue to post updates through our social media sites, and on the websites of the impacted states as conditions warrant, including Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.

In the meantime if you’re in an affected area, please continue to conserve water, stay safe, and hope for the best for those around you.