Letter to the Editor – Thank You



We wish to thank Janet Gorski, SIPOA President, and Ron Ciancio, Town of Seabrook Island Mayor, personally, and the POA and Town in general for the continuous dissemination of important information prior, during and after the hurricane. We felt informed throughout the entire period which certainly added to our comfort level while we were away, knowing “eyes” were on our Island.

We were amazed how “driveable” the streets were on Monday night. We couldn’t believe how quickly the streets had been cleared of enough debris that property owners could access their homes so quickly. And we were impressed how responsive Berkeley Electric was to the needs of our island residents. Kudos also to the Tidelines Staff for its timely and informative communication.

Moreover, what a wonderful community of which we are so blessed to be a part. Neighbors helping neighbors. This is Seabrook Island.

Thank you again Town, POA and fellow Seabrookers.

Lois and Ed Rinehimer, Seabrook Island, SC

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14 Responses to Letter to the Editor – Thank You

  1. Ellie Decandia says:


    Ellie DeCandia
    29 Broadway
    7th Floor
    New York, NY 10006
    Telephone: (212) 589-6016
    E-Fax: (917) 591-1905
    Fax: (212) 509-6870

  2. Elaine Davis says:

    Great letter. Totally agree!!

  3. Gail Talton says:

    Yes. Thank you to everyone on Seabrook who assisted with Hurricane Matthew..

  4. Cindy Guyton says:

    We feel the same! Thank you for all your hard work. Brent and Cindy Guyton , Seabrook Island

  5. Colin Barker says:

    I’ll second that!

  6. Melanie Jerome says:

    I agree wholeheartedly it was a comfort to know that there was someone on the island watching out

  7. Carole says:

    I also applaud vigorously!!!!

  8. Gerrianne D. Delaney says:

    I second these kudos!

  9. P. Hite says:

    Great job keeping us who do not reside on Seabrook informed of all the events of the storm and to the subsequent ongoing cleanup efforts.

    We appreciate all you do on our behalf.

    Phil and Pat Hite
    937 Sealoft

  10. William Bryant says:

    Thank you from Bill & Nancy Bryant. Janet, Ron, and the SIPOA and Town leadership did a great job of coordinating the evacuation, the event, the return and our ongoing recovery. There are too many names to mention. Thank you Tidelines staff for keeping us informed and, even though we were evacuated, your ongoing communications were comforting and kept us informed. Our SI Security staff very professionally coordinated safety and traffic issues. The photo of the blocked entrance gate, after evacuation, was comforting, assuring residents that our island was protected. It is nice to have caring neighbors who work together as a community.

  11. Dick Wildermann says:

    Well said, Lois and Ed. SIPOA, the Town and Berkeley Electric did a great job. Apparently we also should thank some folks who simply came onto the island right after the hurricane passed to help clean up. Who are you? Thank you.

    Dick Wildermann

  12. Lydia McDonald says:

    I agree. A big thank you to everyone.

  13. Matt Burns says:

    Very classy note from the Rhinehimers and very well deserved recognition for those involved. We “watched” from Atlanta and this forum was our link to the Island. Cheers, Matt And Patty Burns

  14. Meg Davidson says:

    Lois and Ed, my sentiments exactly! Thank you for writing what so many of us feel.

    Meg Davidson

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