Monday, August 18, 2014

Recovering

 AFD Ladder 1 pouring water on Southpoint Building #97

Town Manager John Musante told the Select Board this evening that through a coordinated effort of the town, Red Cross and a variety of social service agencies, all the tenants displaced by the Southpoint Apartment fire last week have found housing either elsewhere in the Southpoint complex or in other off site housing. 

Building #97 will require extensive repairs from the direct damage of fire and indirect water and smoke damage.  Two of the other three buildings were habitable on Friday. 


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a disco inferno!

Larry Kelley said...

You probably would not think so if you lived there.

Or had ever suffered the consequences of a major structure fire.

Anonymous said...

They still need clothes, furniture, food and household items

Anonymous said...

...or were one of the victims, their families, or friends of this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Station_nightclub_fire

Anonymous said...

"They still need clothes, furniture, food and household items"

Is there a list? Where is the collection site?

Anonymous said...

A victim is someone who is hurt injured or killed. A person who is displaced is someone that losses their home to a fire. These people were not victims. They were displaced.

Larry Kelley said...

Spoken like a true asshole who has never been displaced by fire.

Anonymous said...

Well said. It's like saying an elderly person who was scammed out of their life's savings is not a victim. They were just, what, too trusting? No.

Anonymous said...

It's like saying an elderly person who was scammed out of their life's savings is not a victim. They were just, what, too trusting? No.

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No. They are a victim.

The definition of a victim is a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action.

As any news organization would properly say, a person who loses their home to a fire is displaced.

Just saying that the town clerk is not using the term correctly.

You ought to see if there is a special place we can donate to.

Anonymous said...

I would say that all of the people who were "displaced" by this accidental fire suffered some form or harm and or injury. This obviously did not take the physical form, however they certainly have been harmed financially and possibly injured emotionally. So anon @ 4:05, using your definition they are in fact victims. That said, this all seems like semantics to me.

Anonymous said...

I'm being victimized by your goddamn stupidity. It's semantics! These folks were harmed in a situation they didn't cause. That's victim status in my eyes.