Nov 16, 2012
By Jane Brown
It was a gratifying ten days for 65 Toronto Hydro workers who returned to our city yesterday afternoon. They’d been in the American northeast helping restore power after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. John Borowitz was among them and says their work was certainly appreciated. “It was amazing in New York City the number of people that would randomly come in off the street and just thank us. And it wasn’t just a thanks, it was an actual thank you. They were really appreciative of us as well as the other first responders from around the United States and Canada that came to help out.”
U.S. President Obama was certainly appreciative of their efforts during his visit yesterday to New York City. “I want to thank all the volunteers. We had folks from every part of the country, we had some Canadians who came down to help out. During difficult times like this, we’re reminded that we’re bound together and we have to look out for each other.”
Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey late last month with 140 kilometre an hour winds and 7 metre high waves.