Dear Wenonah Residents,

It has been a long day for our Borough. Crews have worked from sunrise to sunset to clear the streets, restore power, and clear the debris. Tomorrow at sunrise, our public works crews will once again be joined by our partners from other municipalities, the county, and the state. We still have lots of work to do.

Power is slowly returning. Crews are well along in replacing poles and infrastructure in some of the areas of town with the most damage. ACE is directly providing updates to those impacted. Be sure to also check the ACE website and app for further updates.

Mantua Police will step up patrols for the next several days. Our fire department has assisted in the recovery and is responding to any emergency. Remember, call 911 for gas, hanging electric lines, or any emergency.

Please stay off the roads unless necessary. For everyone’s safety, we will close off roads so crews can clear them. Additionally, many areas of town remain inaccessible due to downed wires and trees.

Our drinking water remains unaffected and is safe. Our sewer lift stations likewise are online and fully operable.

Please remember that trash and recycling pick up for Friday 9/3 is delayed. We will update you with more information as we hear from Logan Township.

I spoke with officials from the Wenonah Elementary School. The school grounds are closed to the public, including the playground. It simply is not safe.

Wenonah Volunteer Organizations are here to help residents. Come to the library tomorrow from 9-5 to give or get help. There will be food available for those in need from 12-5. Items to donate might include duct tape, flashlights, coolers with ice, bottled water, freezer space, or help cleaning up lawns.

The worst of times bring out the best in us. I’ve witnessed countless acts of kindness, neighbor helping neighbor, and boundless generosity. This is what we are about. We’re working together to get through this. I will provide further updates tomorrow. Get some rest Wenonah; we have more work to do tomorrow.

Mayor John R. Dominy