On Monday, Oct. 25, at 10:40 a.m., a large tree fell across Warthen Street in the 300 block. It seemed the wind had caused the problem.
Immediately a large crew from the City of LaFayette was on the scene. People who lived in the area were watching from the neighborhood yards. It appeared to us it would take at least two days before power would be restored. Actually, it was such a mess, I wondered how on earth the men would ever get it fixed.
Come to find out, the power poles (approximately 7) were splintered in half all the way to North Main Street.
I love LaFayette, my hometown. The expertise of these workers from the City of LaFayette made me feel we live in the best town in Georgia. My confidence level soared as I watched. With leadership and the talent displayed that day, I feel we are prepared should a national emergency arise.
These men wasted no time. They worked non-stop for almost ten hours and at 8:25 p.m., our power was back on! They cleaned up the debris and even swept the street where the tree had fallen.
Our hats go off to all those who had a part in the repairing of the “catastrophe” on Warthen Street. We are blessed!
Joan Scoggins, LaFayette