As I drove around Westfield today, I notice the majority of the power lines and trees are still laying in the roadways and on homes. Especially a huge tree and power line on Central Ave which is the main road into and out of town. I haven't seen one #PSE&G or #JCP&L truck in #Westfield, #Cranford, or #Garwood since I ventured out of my house on Tuesday morning. I realize that this hurricane did more damage then anyone expected, but to see no progress locally is frustrating. I read on the Westfield town site and on Patch.com that the mayor is keeping in touch with the electric companies etc... but what exactly does that mean???
How many days can someone go without having power in these cold temps? We are blessed that we have a place to go that has power, hot water, etc. But to see my town struggling is upsetting.
I'm trying to keep a postivie outlook on this, thinking that others only 30 mins to an hour south of us have lost everything and some even their lives. But how can we help them if we can't help ourselves right now???Psychology 101 is that your basic needs, need to be met before you can help others.