Mike joined the lake effect snow relief operation on Saturday after digging himself out of his Lancaster home.
"We had almost five feet," Mike said. "Shoveled for seven hours on Tuesday, then just tried to stay on top of it."
|The backyard at Mike Koscielny's Lancaster home|
"Even walking was ridiculous," he says. "You were sinking down to your waist, like a quicksand of snow."
Despite it all, Mike said his neighbors have kept an optimistic attitude. For the most part.
"A couple said, 'that's it. I'm moving!' But your house will still be there when the snow melts. After a hurricane, it might not be."
After putting in all this effort to dig himself and his neighbors, you might think Mike would want to take a rest. But after his street was just plowed yesterday, Mike was here at our Clement Mansion headquarters first thing this morning, on the job working Disaster Services Technology and Staffing.
"Have to help everybody else," he says. "I'm done helping family and friends, everyone is safe. Now it's time to move on to helping other people."