Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:48
As we near the anniversary of Super Storm Sandy, this letter commends Port Washington businesses that provided comfort to our residents during that stressful time.
Morgan Chase Bank opened its doors with electricity from a huge generator. It provided tea, coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, etc. Citizens were able to obtain Internet access as well as charge their electronics. The entire staff was on hand to welcome, assist and comfort. It was an inspiration to all.
The supermarkets -- King Kullen and Stop and Shop -- were openly supplying non-perishable groceries, as well as charging stations for cell phones and computers. Again, a full staff was there to provide whatever relief they could.
Our gas stations, when they received power and gasoline, formed lines of customers in an orderly and efficient way, reducing further anxiety and frustration.
Port Washington has and will always be a truly wonderful place to live, especially in a disaster.