BY JOHNNY JOHNSON Modified: February 14, 2009 at 6:55 am •  Published: February 14, 2009

uot;There are a lot of volunteers out there who want to help their community and we’re happy to help.”

The biggest challenge, Beane said, is getting word out to the most hard-hit victims of the storm, to let them know that help is available.

"We’ve put up a bunch of fliers around town, and while we prefer for victims to come to us and tell us what they need, if we don’t hear from them, we’ll take the volunteers out to where they are.”

At an afternoon news conference, Elfort also announced more good news: Water and power had been restored to every customer who could receive them safely; the local post office was expected to be back in service by Tuesday; and the city was making plans to set up a place in town where private contractors for hire could be available for those needing more extensive repairs.

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