Intercounty linemen leave for Florida for Hurricane Irma help

Intercounty linemen leave for Florida for Hurricane Irma help”

"We are glad to be in a position to send this assistance to help restore power to members of Clay Electric", said 4-County Manager of Operations Anthony Miller.

Over two dozen Coast Electric crew members rolled out this morning to help with relief in Florida after Hurricane Irma.

Despite thousands still experiencing power outages, Tallahassee electric crews did work overnight to restore power to more than 11,000 customers. "Alabama's cooperatives are always willing to help our fellow cooperatives when there is a need".

But, he said, the crews -who typically serve multiple northeast IN counties, including southern Allen County - like helping storm-torn areas.

For the thousands of customers without power in SC in the wake of Irma, help is on the way.

"Indiana's electric cooperatives take care of needs at home first, but our crews are eager to help those in need", Strantz said.

Crews are expected to be gone up to two weeks, according to information from Meeker Cooperative. They are meeting up with Clay Electric Co-op which has nearly 153,000 customers without service because of the storm.

The cooperatives are part of a state and national network of hundreds of cooperatives.

Sarah Bright with Cherokee Electric says that crews will remain in Florida as long as they are needed.

Alabama's rural electric cooperatives deliver power to more than 1 million people; they maintain more than 71,000 miles of power line. Its emergency assistance program began in 1948.

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