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Thanks Peter Forman for Supplying Knowledge in Port Washington When Power Went Out

Updates keep residents informed, the author says.

Dear Port Washington,

Knowledge is power. In this last week of power outages, no heat, no hot water and for many of us, living in our homes and elsewhere in darkness and cold, there was one voice on which we could depend. Peter Forman. His clear concise messages before, during and after the storm were so very helpful in keeping us posted on the updates regarding shelters, precautions, food and other issues important to us all.   

Peter takes his responsibility as Commissioner of the Office of Emergency Management very seriously. He informed us of the Points Of Distribution and meals and warming centers and movies for kids and many other activities that helped us all know that there was another choice for us in this great time of need. He gave short messages with information specific to our community with no politicizing or embellishment.  He worked hard for us to have power when Hurricane Sandy took it away. 

Thanks Peter for keeping us all informed. I appreciate all your hard work, concern and care for your community. At a time when power was taken away, you gave us the information we needed. 

Knowledge is power.

Ann Mergler

donna November 07, 2012 at 10:44 PM
More compliments for Peter. We are lucky to have him.
John Russell November 08, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Last year when Irene hit, I heard about the OEM. I would have never guessed a small town like this would have such a thing. The phone calls, emails and texts were invaluable in providing us the information we needed last year and this year. Peter and that office have done a great job. Thank you very much!
Lisa Shevrin November 08, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Peter has gone above and beyond, even when his family remained in the same situation as the rest of the peninsula without power or heat, and we all commend him and are lucky to have him in our community! The Shevrin Family
Nadine Connors November 09, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I had no idea we had an OEM. I remember the robot calls during Irene. You have done a great job and service to this community. I still have no power and hang on your every update. thank you again.
Ann Axelrod November 12, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Firstly, we are so fortunate to have you in our town and in your leadership role at OEM. Next: we could not have made it through this extended period of uncertainty without your constant updates and relentless pursuit to bring us reliable information. Next: your unfailing dedication to this volunteer position will stand as an example to the rest of us of what it means to give back to the community. Next: please know that you have touched countless lives during these past two weeks and we are extremely grateful for your efforts. Lastly: nice jacket. That is all for now.

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