By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
Exeterâ€™s emergency preparedness Stefan Coutoulakis is crediting the lessons of Tropical Storm Irene with his communityâ€™s willingness to thoroughly prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
â€śThere was heightened awareness,â€ť he says. â€śIrene brought it to light. Nobody knew how to prepare or what to be aware of.â€ť For this storm, as Coutoulakis constantly updated residents of Sandyâ€™s approach and directed them to the availability of local services, residents seemed to follow his recommendations.
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