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Recovering from the storm

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

Inclement weather is never fun. Many residents of Chilton County and Alabama have spent several hours after Tropical Storm Zeta came through trying to do life without power.

This was the first time I can remember where both my house and my workplace were without power for so long.

I had woken up to the sound of heavy wind and rain at 1 a.m. and worried that the tree in the backyard might fall through the bedroom ceiling.

Fortunately, that was not the case.

While downed trees caused damage in several places, there was no loss of life.

In the coming days, many will continue to recover and remove debris. Chainsaws were already whirring to clean up what Tropical Storm Zeta left behind as soon as it was possible to.

Chilton County has been through storms before, and every time people come together to help those most impacted.

Power crews worked tirelessly to replace downed lines and restore power as soon as they could.

Electricity is definitely one of those things I take for granted until it is not here. As I write this, the newspaper office has power, but my house does not.

Candles were our primary lights the night of Oct. 29 as I am sure they were for many.

My husband I took time to look at the stars and appreciate the God-given light of a bright moon.

By the time you read this, my power will likely be restored as it will be for many in the county. However, we all will have a new appreciation for how dependent we are on this resource.

I am very thankful to the countless people who have worked to restore power, remove trees and get things back up and running.

I am also thankful that there was no damage to my house and all I lost was a trash can.