Governor Pence thanks storm workers

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. -- Indiana Governor Mike went to Shipshewana Thursday to thank emergency responders, city and county employees and cleanup crews for their round-the-clock response to the massive snowstorm.

Governor Pence expressed gratitude to everyone in northern Indiana who helped clean up after this historic winter storm.

"The efforts of all first responders here in LaGrange County and across northern Indiana has really tremendous," said Governor Pence. "Hoosiers did well, I am very pleased and proud of the effort and believe that we can take lessons from this for future challenges that the weather may present here in the Hoosier state."

From the National Guard to healthcare workers, charities, police, and legions of city workers, the governor praised the round-the-clock efforts.

"We had twelve counties that had record snow-fall.  And with the dangerously low temperatures precipitated by the wind gusts that drove the temperature down to thirty and forty degrees, just making sure that we have the ability going forward," said Governor Pence.

Going forward, the governor says he plans to use the lessons of this storm to prepare us for the next one.

"To pull people out of harm's way, to make sure we are dealing with issues of disruption in electricity to homes. So we are going to do that kind of analysis after this as we continue to help communities deal with the aftermath of this storm," said the governor.

In South Bend, the cleanup includes parking restrictions so snow plows can get up and down every street to try to improve traffic.


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