Officer Rumor Ghost says she would like to personally thank everyone who volunteered their time and efforts in making sure Asphyxiation Point survived this terrible event.
"The Emergency Services were stretched thin and pulling extra long shifts but, with the wonderful help we received from the volunteers, we rode out the storm in high spirits," she says. "It was with great pride to see everyone out after the storm had broken and the flood waters receded, helping clean up the mess left in the wake of Hurricane Atticus.
"It was a huge effort and the town looks almost brand new again. I honestly cannot thank everyone enough and hopefully the tourists will be returning now that the ferry service is back up and running."
Police Captain Jay Biafra shares a similar sentiment about the way the island residents have pulled together in the face of adversity. "I am really touched by all the team work and solidarity that our community has pulled through to quickly turn the island back on it's legs. A special thanks to all those who braved the storm, risked their lives and rescued those in times of need. I know this solidarity and sense of togetherness will persist on the fair island of Asphyxiation Point," he says.
While residents have made tremendous progress, more needs to be done, particularly cleanup of interior spaces, Captain Biafra cautions.
"Citizens should be diligent in cleaning their spaces thoroughly after a natural disaster of this magnitude because you can develop a myriad of issues in your environments, such as toxic molds, cracked foundations, damaged roofs and ceilings. all of which can cause issues down the line," Captain Biafra says.
Officer Ghost adds, "Thank you once again. I know Im repeating myself here but really, it was an amazing effort in seeing everyone working together."