UPPER CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC CREWS TO FLORIDA
For the second time in two months Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) is sending crews to a coastal area devastated by a hurricane. Last month, crews were deployed to the North Carolina area to aid in recovery from Hurricane Florence, now crews have been deployed to Florida in response to Hurricane Michael.
Line workers and equipment were deployed to the Panhandle area of Florida last week. General Manager Jimmy Gregory says UCEMC crews always respond quickly to help surrounding co-ops. “Strong storms like this can leave thousands of people without power,” Gregory said.
“The working conditions are difficult and the hours are long, but it’s good to know that if we had a big storm here, we could count on our neighboring co-ops to help us.” Hurricane Michael resulted in billions of dollars in damage and left widespread power outages across much of the northeastern Gulf Coast.
UCEMC crews were in place to assist as soon as it is safe to work.
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