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November 26, 2012

P G & E Burney Trouble Man Helped

Filed under: Uncategorized — waltblog @ 7:39 pm

For Pacific Gas and Electric Company Troubleman Stan Boone (pictured on the right in the above picture with a co-worker), New York is “nothing like Burney.”
“The town never sleeps, especially Manhattan,” said Boone, who returned last week from New York where he spent two weeks helping Con Edison restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
“There’s heavy traffic and lots of people.” Boone didn’t sleep much either. He worked 16-hour days in Queens and Brooklyn. Hurricane Sandy’s 100 mile per hour winds and flooding left neighborhoods with few trees standing and utility poles snapped in half.
There was plenty of work to do, and people living in their water damaged homes had been without power for weeks.
“They had tears of sorrow when we arrived, but after we heated them up, they had tears of joy,” said Boone, who has worked for PG&E for 27 years and lives in Fall River Mills. “Children hollered out as they could watch cartoons and the elders were happy to be able to cook.”

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