A freak storm of significant magnitude blasted the east coast. Cumberland County did not come through unscathed, with 30,000 people left without power and some costly property damage. Most tragic of all are the deaths of two boys camping in Parvin State Forest.
Cumberland County has an OEM facility as well as a 911 Call center, operating under the oversight of a political lackey appointed years ago despite a shaky past employment history. The news reported that the 911 Call center had no internet service. Once has to wonder what the back-up plan was in the case of a large scale emergency such as we face today? The Office of Emergency Management is assigned the task of foresight as well as response. Apparently leadership is too busy making sure not to miss his weekly Cowtown forays that he felt it unnecessary to ensure that the offices under his charge operated flawlessly during public emergencies.