Statement from State Attorney Andrew Warren on the Resiliency of our Community after Hurricane Irma
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|Rena Frazier || |
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While we are still assessing damage after Hurricane Irma and moving towards bringing a sense of routine back into our daily lives, I want to take a moment of reflection on the resiliency of our community during a time when we were most vulnerable. It is inspiring to see how we unselfishly came together in a time of uncertainty and need.
But for our struggles, we would not know our strength. The strength of our community was demonstrated by neighbors helping neighbors board up their homes; helping strangers fill sandbags; volunteering to transport our seniors; sharing food and water; keeping businesses open just a little longer so that residents could get supplies; making sure family, friends, and co-workers were safe; and countless other examples of citizens lending a helping hand throughout our county and state.
As we continue to pick up the pieces, I know that this storm has brought us closer together. The spirit and strength that you have shown motivate my colleagues and me to continue working hard every day to build a safer community and promote justice and fairness for everyone.
A heartfelt thank you to all of our state and local officials, emergency response personnel, law enforcement officers, media, partners and thousands of volunteers for doing an outstanding job of ensuring that we were informed and prepared for Irma. We are grateful for your dedication, service, and cooperation in keeping our community safe.