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Kevin Blader (left) and Dean Anderson, employees of New Richmond Utilities, were among the hundreds of utility workers who converged on the East Coast following Hurricane Sandy. Their job was to help the Long Island Power Authority restore electrical service to customers.

Hurricane helpers: Local individuals do their part to assist East Coast recovery effort

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When the call for help came, two New Richmond Utilities employees drove east to assist in recovery efforts related to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.


Dean Anderson and Kevin Blader were on Long Island for a week and a half providing assistance to the Long Island Power Authority. Their main responsibility was hooking homes back up to the power grid so families could begin recovering from the disaster.

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