Feb 8, 2010
A Note from Our County Executive, Ken Ulman re: Helping Your Neighbors
In the aftermath of the largest snowstorm in recorded history for Howard County, we have been working around the clock to clear our streets and return things to normal as soon as possible. We have called in all resources across the County to help and we are making good progress toward our goal of plowing all roads by tonight.
As another potential snowstorm looms on the horizon, I am writing today to ask for your assistance. All around us, our friends and neighbors are working just as hard as County crews to keep up with the demands of snow removal. However, because of the extreme nature of this storm, many residents are physically unable to shovel their homes and cars out from the snow.
I have already heard many great stories of residents working together to clear snow for neighbors who cannot do so on their own. This is the spirit of community and cooperation that help make Howard County so great, and I am hopeful that we can continue this effort as we brace for another storm.
If you have a neighbor in need of assistance, please lend a helping hand. It is time for us all to be proactive as good neighbors. Check in on your neighbors to make sure they're alright. If there is a house on your street that hasn't been shoveled out, see if that neighbor needs your help. Now more than ever, we need to pull together as a community and help each other through this storm as well as the next.
Also, please take a moment to share this message with your friends, family and neighbors.
If you have an urgent situation, you can call our hotline at 410-313-2900, and if there's a life safety emergency, dial 911.