Tennessee Electric Workers To Help With Isaac Relief
COOPERTOWN, Tenn. - Dozens of electric workers from Tennessee are heading to the Gulf Coast to help those affected by Isaac.
Approximately 40 electric cooperative line workers from 12 crews met at the Coopertown Substation Thursday morning before heading to Louisiana. They will work to restore power to the hardest hit areas.
Electric cooperative organizations across the southeast began developing plans on Monday and details have been adjusted as the exact path of the storm and the extent of the damage became more certain. This cooperation is enabled through mutual aid agreements between electric cooperatives.
The crews will be assisting Dixie Electric Membership Corporation in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, approximately 10 miles east of Baton Rouge.
The crews could be in Louisiana for a week or longer. The length of their stay depends on how long it will take to restore power to the area.
Meanwhile, hundreds of boxes of emergency supplies are packed and ready to go to the hardest hit areas of the gulf region. Managers at Churches of Christ Disaster Relief are just waiting to hear where the food needs to go.