Through a photographic perspective, The Daily Dunklin Democrat has developed a pictorial history of the ice storm that left Dunklin County powerless through a special publication released to the public today.
The colorful, 48-page edition contains staff photos covering the disaster from day one, as well as photographs submitted by those on the front-line working to restore normalcy to residents throughout the area.
"As you turn the pages of this pictorial history the images will no doubt call to mind some of the hardships you went through," said Publisher Bud Hunt.
" We hope at the same time you will recall that utility worker, emergency worker, neighbor, friend, and even stranger who helped us through those difficult days."
The book contains images of the front pages of the Daily Dunklin Democrat during the first moments of the storm through its aftermath.
Inside, you will find photographs depicting daily life in area shelters, schools trying to re-open, progress toward power restoration, a city compost receiving record-breaking amounts of debris, a close-knit community as it is recovering, the clean-up process, volunteers, food donations, community aid, and more.
These photographs reveal the overwhelming moments experienced by all frozen in time. They also serve as a reminder that, although the ice storm disabled and destroyed area utilities and left everyone in awe at nature's fury, the storm gave us broken poles and tree limbs, not broken spirits.
Memorialize this event by securing a copy of Ice Storm 2009 by visiting the Daily Dunklin Democrat office at 203 First Street in Kennett, Missouri, or by logging on to www.dddnews.com.
The special publication can be purchased for $10, and a limited number is available. Don't miss the opportunity to own a photographic record of events surrounding a widespread disaster that made history.
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