Grand Island Fire Co.: Island spared worst of ice storm damage
Taken from the Dec. 27 Island Dispatch
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 pm
(photo by Genna Baldassarre)
by Ray Pauley
Public Information Officer
Grand Island Fire Co.
Island Fire Chief Kevin Koch reports Grand Island firefighters responded
to 12 storm-related incidents during a seven-hour period on Sunday, Dec. 22.
Most of these early-morning calls involved instances of flooding, power lines
down, and transformer failure, but no major structural damage, he noted.
responses began at 3:58 a.m. with a Staley Road flooded basement call, where
the homeowner was advised of proper remedial action.
a.m., at West Park Road, for a blown transformer, which caused a local power
a.m., at East River Road, for a fire alarm that was accidental in nature.
a.m., at Baseline Road, for a tree limb on a power line that caused arcing.
National Grid was notified.
a.m., at Kirkwood Drive, for primary lines down. National Grid was notified.
a.m., at Whitetail Run, for a flooded basement, which was resolved by the
homeowner with aid of a sump pump.
a.m., at Baseline Road for a second call at this location for arcing power
lines. National Grid was again notified.
a.m., at West River Road, for wires down. Phone and cable companies were
a.m., at Whitehaven Road, for power lines down. National Grid was notified.
a.m., at Carl Road, for a CO detector call. No hazard found.
a.m., at Baseline Road, for a tree branch on power lines. National Grid was
a.m., at The Commons, for a CO detector alarm found to be a low (nonhazardous)
parts per million reading.