Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Nancy Kaiser McGee grabbed the attention of the publication when her plans to run the New York City Marathon changed course in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
A trip to New York City took an unexpected turn for Nancy Kaiser McGee, owner of Downtown Kirkwood's Fun in the Sun Sports. McGee had planned to run in the New York City Marathon Sunday. When she boarded her plane Friday, the marathon was still on despite the effects of Hurricane Sandy. When she touched down, however, the race had been cancelled, the Wall Street Journal reports. The publication caught up with McGee and other runners who found themselves in New York City ready to run but also eager to lend a hand to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. McGee was among hundreds of runners who sprung into action over the weekend. McGee rode a bike around New York City, distributing food supplies and food, according to the Wall Street Journal. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Mutual aid workers from Kirkwood Electric are in Ohio helping to restore power to some of the 200,000 residents without electricity.
There's been a change of plans for Kirkwood Electric workers aiding in the aftermath of of hurricane Sandy. After a crew comprised of Jeremy Hunter and Tim Faulstich arrived in Sprinfield, OH, Monday, the pair was dispatched to to Cleveland, not West Virginia, to help restore power. In Cleveland, 200,000 homes are without power due to Sandy, according to a Tuesday update from the City of Kirkwood.
Kirkwood Electric workers are lending a much needed hand to restoring power after hurricane Sandy has left millions without power.
Even though Kirkwood didn't feel the impact of hurricane Sandy, it didn't stop the city from mobilizing its forces to help some of the millions who have been hit hard with power outages. On Monday, Kirkwood Electric crews headed to West Virginia to help restore power as a result of damage caused by hurricane Sandy on the state, according to City of Kirkwood Facebook. The effort is part of a mutual aid contingent from Missouri. Kirkwood Electric Distribution Engineer Rick McKinley heads up the Missouri Mutual Aid program. Kirkwood Patch will be in contact with city officials to try to get an update about exactly where Kirkwood Electric workers are stationed and what they're seeing on the ground. Learn more at City of Kirkwood Facebook.