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Signing a cooperative agreement for disaster services Monday morning were the Utica American Legion Post 92 and the Licking County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Pictured at the signing are, front row, from left, Post 92 Commander Jim Hawke and Red Cross Disaster Field Specialist Chris Marrero; back row, from left, project manager Mike Flaherty and Utica Mayor Lester Grennell.
Signing a cooperative agreement for disaster services Monday morning were the Utica American Legion Post 92 and the Licking County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Pictured at the signing are, front row, from left, Post 92 Commander Jim Hawke and Red Cross Disaster Field Specialist Chris Marrero; back row, from left, project manager Mike Flaherty and Utica Mayor Lester Grennell. (Photo by Alan Reed) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
February 12, 2013 7:53 am EST

 

UTICA — A combined effort between Utica American Legion Post 92 and the Licking County Chapter of the American Red Cross has been agreed upon to assist the Utica community in the face of disaster.

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During the summer of 2012, the Utica area was crippled by a week-long power outage with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees.

“The community and citizens were vulnerable to the conditions during the power outage last summer,” said Mike Flaherty, project manager and member of Post 92. “The Legion assisted elderly and needy members along with their families during that disastrous time, but we wished we could have done more.”

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