Monday, September 1, 2014
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How did city government perform during Hurricane Irene?

Our impression is that Philadelphia's city government performed well during Hurricane Irene.

How did city government perform during Hurricane Irene?

Mayor Nutter met with advisers at the Fire Administration Building on Spring Garden<br />Avenue and then held a press conference where he announced the State of Emergency would be lifted at noon Sunday. (Ed Hille / Staff Photographer)
Mayor Nutter met with advisers at the Fire Administration Building on Spring Garden Avenue and then held a press conference where he announced the State of Emergency would be lifted at noon Sunday. (Ed Hille / Staff Photographer)

Our impression, from the fact that nothing went terribly wrong, a couple of evacuations were executed successfully, and mostly from the very up-to-date information coming from Mayor Nutter and his administration all weekend via Twitter and the news media, is that Philadelphia's city government performed well during Hurricane Irene. We certainly know the mayor's team worked non-stop through the storm.

Did you have the same experience? Were the information and services you needed from the city available to you? And how's the cleanup going?

Let us know: @phillyhowl on Twitter, howl@phillynews.com, or here in comments.

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