Many answered ‘cry for help’ in power outage

Dear editor,

A few days before this incident happened, a Gallup survey called and one of the questions was “do you feel safe and well cared for in the area where you live?”

I answered “yes,” never dreaming that on Oct. 31 I would learn how true that statement was.

The technician from Bartlett Electric came to the door to let me know that all the power was back on except the power to the water well.

Main reason was that the wind had blown the pump house over and had taken the water tank and electric wires with it.

I called Matthew Exner with Woodson Lumber for help.

He sent Mickey and W. O. Exner to see what needed to be done. They looked over the damage and advised me to call our insurance contractor, Mike Pruett.

Kimberly Jordan of Hochheim Prairie had an adjuster at the house by noon. His name was Chip Rayburn and he said “call Bryan Waterworks and get it fixed.”

Randy with Bryan Waterworks said he would have someone here by 2 p.m. and about 1:45 they were here working and by 4 p.m. we had water and a new water tank.

Many thanks for all those who came to our cry for help.

Gay Owens

Helen Gary

8426 South US 77


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