Well, Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the Rumson-Fair Haven area like an angry NIMBY, leaving lots of carnage, uncanny sun and power outages in its wake.Continue reading Retro Powering Through: Light in Dark Sandy Times
Four years ago there was an awful lot of darkness and confusion in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Then came a band of power company heroes to shed some light and offer a whole lot of relief for weary residents in the Rumson-Fair Haven area who went without power for roughly two weeks.
The heroes were the guys from Alabama Power. They came into Fair Haven to save the day and get people plugged in and toasty, rather than burnt, again.
The reception was a warm, appreciative one. Fair Havenites flocked to Fair Haven Fields, where crews were anchored, bringing smiles, hugs and food.
It is remembered as a time of community in the truest sense.
So, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day take a look back to that time and its aftermath with photos of some of the Alabama guys, officials and neighbors.
Take a look back and remember …
— Elaine Van Develde
By Elaine Van Develde
When the storm’s rage subsided, the Rumson-Fair Haven area was left literally powerless for nearly two weeks. Then the guys from Alabama Power rolled in to the rescue, quickly being dubbed Hurricane Sandy heroes.
In what seemed like effortless work to them, sorely needed electricity was on and humming away within a couple of days.
Area residents flocked to Fair Haven Fields to feed the crew and heap on the accolades. The Alabama guys met them with smiles and a great service that has gone unforgotten.
Remember these warm smiles?