AL power crews to help restoration efforts in FL

Frederick Owens
September 12, 2017

Despite thousands still experiencing power outages, Tallahassee electric crews did work overnight to restore power to more than 11,000 customers.

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

AL power crews to help restoration efforts in FL

Crews from 15 of Alabama's rural electric cooperatives are also being sent to help five Florida electric cooperatives with power restoration. The Florida cooperative serves an area along the Georgia border in the north-central area of the state. More than 6.2 million homes and businesses are without power. Crews will arrive in the damaged areas on Tuesday. Spokesman Michael DeFreeuw said crews have always stepped up when volunteers are needed. Electric cooperatives expect to be working to restore power for days to weeks, according to officials with Dixie Electric.

The Indiana mutual aid program is coordinated by Indiana Electric Cooperatives' job training and safety department. "They take tremendous pride in representing Decatur County REMC and the state of in, and the co-op family". Once we are in the clear, Scott says they anticipate sending 50 to 100 line workers to assist later in the week.

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