So make no mistake: this study is not being funded by private capital. But since 2001, this county has received nearly $9 million from the State Revolving Fund drinking water program helping projects in communities from Orestes to Summitville to Ingalls as well as Alexandria, Anderson, Chesterfield and Elwood.
It’s too early to make a judgment but the awarding of $6000,000 will get us all closer to understanding the scope of an intriguing reservoir proposal.
In summary It’s too early to judge the merits of a proposed reservoir but a $600,000 grant may lead us to a better understanding the scope of the project.
— The Herald Bulletin, Anderson
Show compassion, but donate wisely
Photographs and videos showing the disaster wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are nearly indescribable.
Buildings are leveled, with only a few concrete structures still standing, according to The Associated Press. The hard-hit city of Tacloban looks like a garbage dump, it reported.
The storm packed 147 mph winds and whipped up 20-foot walls of seawater that tossed ships inland and swept many people out to sea.
Thousands of people in the Philippines died in the massive storm, and at least 9.7 million people in 41 provinces were affected by the typhoon.
“I don’t believe there is a single structure that is not destroyed or severely damaged in some way — every single building, every single house,” U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy said after taking a helicopter flight over Tacloban, the largest city in Leyte province.
Our hearts go out to the people of the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia where the storm struck, just as we ached for the residents of Moore, Okla., earlier this year and to those in Henryville and other Hoosier communities last year when tornadoes struck.
We will be moved to help those in the Philippines (it’s our nature), just as many of us donated and volunteered to help in Henryville and Holton, where a former Seymour man was severely injured in the March 2, 2012, storms. He died earlier this year from those injuries.