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Last updated 1:21PM ET
December 18, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
STORM: Neighbors Needed To Help Neighbors
(2008-01-07)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: The impacts of our prolonged winter storm are starting to be felt in a number of ways.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: Lack of electricity and phone service for many, especially in rural areas, are resulting in growing concerns and an increase in the number of calls for assistance.
Several teams of snowmobile operators spent today operating often in white out conditions in rural LaPlata County, checking on the welfare of individuals, many of them elderly, who could be running out of heat, water, medication and more.
County Director of Senior Services Sheila Casey says whether you live in LaPlata county or elsewhere, now is the time when good neighbors are needed most to help each other out.
CASEY: IF YOU'VE GOT FRIENDS OR FAMILY THAT MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, YOU KNOW, TAKE THOSE FEW STEPS AND GO TO THEIR HOME, KNOCK ON THEIR DOOR, MAKE SURE THEY'RE SAFE. IF YOU'RE IN RANCHES IN THE RURAL PARTS, YOU KNOW, TAKE A DRIVE UP THE DRIVEWAY AND CHECK UP ON THEM. MANY OF THEM MAY BE OUT OF FOOD OR WATER AND THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT TIME FOR YOU TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR.
But, Casey says if you have a true emergency, call 9-1-1. If you need other assistance, call senior services at 749-6988 or 382-6200.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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