They’re tougher in Massachusetts

It’s easier to reach a fed on the phone in the ravaged Northeast than in D.C.

A hooah for the New England district  employees.

I made numerous calls to federal agencies and departments in Washington today for a post-Sandy update and ended up talking to voice mail, even though D.C. escaped relatively unscathed from the storm.

But in flood and wind battered Massachusetts, folks, such as Larry Rosenberg, the Army Corps of Engineers’ New England district spokesman, answered the phone on the first ring. He said 98 percent of the Corps employees in New England reported to work today. The other 2 percent were home dealing with serious storm damage problems.

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