Willard officials, via the Huron County Public Alert system, released the following update regarding the aftermath from Wednesday's storm:
Attention residents in the City of Willard and the surrounding area: AEP has informed the City of Willard that there are approximately 3,373 customers without power and they hope to have the power restored by noon on Friday. We ask that you DO NOT call 9 1 1, or the Police Department or Fire Department as this is taking away from handling emergency calls. We DO NOT have any additional information for the timeline.
We ask that you treat all power lines that are down as energized and please stay away from them for your safety. Please be aware that there are still a lot of tree tops and branches hanging in trees that may come down. Parents, we ask that you take extra precautions in watching where your children are outside and keep them away from the power lines and tree limbs that may fall.
The Willard Water Plant and Willard Water Pollution Control Plant are asking residents to conserve water and sewer usage as they are running with generators at maximum capacity.
The Salvation Army is open and willing to assist residents and you may contact their office at 419 933 2954. The Salvation Army is located at 114 Blossom Centre and they are providing a community meal today from 1 pm to 3 pm. The Salvation Army is opening their doors to use as a cooling center if needed.
All crews are working diligently to respond to emergency calls, working on restoring power, and clean up.
Again, we ask that you DO NOT call 9 1 1, or the Police Department or Fire Department as this is taking away from handling emergency calls.
Please be safe and have a good day.