~Shared by T. Compton
Power should be restored at Woodloch Pines by early afternoon on Tuesday
Woodloch’s experience with Hurricane Sandy pales in comparison to the devastation that others along the East Coast have experienced. While guests, staff, and owners alike feel fortunate to have been spared the full wrath of this storm, all of our thoughts and prayers are with those that may have lost their homes, possessions, or worse. Since the storm has not yet passed fully, we all hope that everyone is taking all precautions necessary to keep friends and loved ones safe.
Sandy’s hurricane force winds and rain toppled several trees on Route 590 Monday evening, taking out power to the Poconos Resort along with thousands of surrounding PPL customers. As of 8:03 a.m., Pennsylvania Power and Light’s (PPL’s) website was reporting 13,161 customers in the dark in Pike County with another 19,054 people without power in neighboring Wayne County.
“We woke up to diminished winds, a break in the clouds, and a lot of happy guests,” he said Tuesday morning.
Operating on backup generators, the resort offers auxiliary or emergency lighting in all of its main buildings, maintains hot water for showers, flushable toilets, and offers glowsticks and flashlights to guests to help light their rooms.
Full power is available at Woodloch Pines in several areas, including the main dining room and kitchen where Woodloch’s bountiful meals are prepared and served.
That strong commitment to hospitality carries over in every deparment at Woodloch as is seen by the Social Staff who continue to offer fun-filled activities during the storm-induced blackout.