Indiana Line Workers Helping To Restore Power After Irma


About 60 line workers from Indiana's electric cooperatives are heading south to help restore power in areas affected by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irma.

The crews will work to restore power to homes and businesses that were knocked out during Hurricane Irma. A second crew is standing by to relief them, if needed.

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

Initial reports from the area indicate the damage seems to be a large number of downed power lines.

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While Tallahassee electric crews are now in a holding pattern, they are expected to try to go back out and restore power to residents later today. A fuel tanker truck from Central Electric Power Cooperative, Jefferson City, will accompany the group headed to Florida to avoid potential shortages en route.

Crews are expected to be gone up to two weeks, according to information from Meeker Cooperative.

From the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, crews will be helping the Edisto Electric Cooperative of Bamberg, South Carolina. "Our system and members have been the recipients of assistance from other electric cooperatives and we are always glad to be able to help others when they need assistance". The first hurricane they responded to was in 2004, when Hurricane Ivan hit the Gulf Coast.

On Tuesday morning six two man service crews from the Cherokee Electric Co-op left Centre for Live Oak, Florida to assist crews with Suwannee Valley Electric.