Maui is fortunate to have dedicated crews

After experiencing a power outage in the early morning of Oct. 24, like most of Maui County, I would like to express my gratitude to all the MECO workers that worked so hard to restore power to the affected areas. Power is something you tend to take for granted, until it is lost.

I would also like to thank all the men and women of the Maui Police Department who directed traffic at the lights that were out at many major intersections. I felt much safer on my daily commute from Upcountry to Wailea at the intersections where the officers were directing traffic.

Although I did not see Maui firefighters in action, I know they were also very busy responding to calls. Maui is fortunate to have dedicated crews in many departments.

Sarah Wilkinson