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Local Line Workers Assist in Florida Power Restoration

Local Line Workers Assist in Florida Power Restoration

"Cooperatives are rooted in core principles that shape our values and organizations, and this opportunity to help is a bright reminder of two values we hold close at PEC: cooperation among cooperatives and concern for community".

They headed out Sunday and were joined by linemen from Meeker, MN Valley - Jordan, Stearns, Todd-Wadena & Lake Region electric co-ops, all Minnesota Touchstone Energy cooperatives.

Irma has swamped homes, uprooted massive trees, flooded streets, cast boats ashore, snapped power lines and toppled construction cranes. In some spots, full restoration could take weeks.

As weather conditions from Irma worsen, outages are expected to increase.

The same is true at Northeastern REMC, which serves six counties in northeast in, including portions of Allen. "Additional BWEMC crews will swapped out later if needed".

"It is a huge commitment for these guys to be leaving their wives and children", he said.

According to Trent Scott, spokesperson for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, a crew of nine workers from Plateau Electric Cooperative left Oneida this morning to head for Georgia to spend the night.

The Indiana mutual aid program is coordinated by Indiana Electric Cooperatives' job training and safety department.

"I'm hoping mid-day, we'll be able to get some assessment crews out as the winds come closer to our threshold", he said, speaking to WFSU.


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