Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson’s Statement on Hurricane Ida and the Ongoing Recovery Efforts
“The past 24 hours have been long and difficult in Somerset County, and finally the remnants of Hurricane Ida have passed. Unfortunately, we are left with four lives lost and incalculable property damage and disruption of lives. Over the next several days we will deploy all the resources available to help rebuild and restore Somerset County. As we move forward with the recovery, I am confident that we will unite as a County to ensure all our residents’ and businesses’ needs are met.
“I am thankful for the heroic efforts of our first responders during the storm, its aftermath, and the days to come. Emergency responders performed more than 50 rescues by way of road vehicles, boats, and helicopters and continue to search for those who are missing and shelter those who have lost access to their homes.
“The full extent of the damage to our County’s infrastructure has yet to be determined. We will continue to make assessments over the next several days and are advocating on the state and federal level for our residents and businesses.
“I ask that we all take a moment to remembers those we have lost, and to be grateful for those who have survived.”
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