Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Lively times on the East Coast with an earthquake, hurricane, flooding, power outages, loss of water, downed trees and other damage. From a communications perspective, the mayor of New York and the governor of New Jersey handled their duties well. They were on the radio and TV regularly. They went on site to inspect damage. They were visible leaders. The after effects of the hurricane are not over -- certainly not in New Jersey, Upstate New York and Vermont where rivers continue to rise and record floods have inundated homes, businesses, bridges, roads and more. That hasn't stopped the citizens of the three states for praising their leaders' actions. The acclaim is merited.