Part of solution or part of problem

To the editor:

There is a good old saying that goes something like this: “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!”

From the first day of the flood, and for about 4-5 days after, cars and 4-wheelers drove up and down my street in Lake Linden, through mud, then water, and finally through dust. People on my street, and many other streets, were working hard to clean basements, garages, yards, etc, and these vehicles were only causing problems, and making the clean up more difficult. The fire departments put up barricades, but that didn’t matter. Folks just drove around them, or got out of their cars to move them, to better access their sightseeing tour.

Bottom line is this. Folks trying to “get a good view” of the destruction, were only adding to the problem. To be a part of the solution, please stay away from the work sites. Or better yet, put a shovel and broom in your car and get involved! Be a part of the solution, as so many folks already are.

Mike Mukavetz

Lake Linden