Hurricane Florence has been downgraded, but the category two storm is still expected to pack quite a punch. While more than one million people evacuate to the west, several Mid-State crews are heading east to help with post-storm recovery.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is sending 15 people – three, five-man line crews, with the addition of mechanic to make sure everything is running smoothly.
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“As a lineman, I'll be working to reenergize lines. We expect a lot of broken poles and lines from damaged winds, probably a lot of flooding,” said lineman Adam Montgomery.
The volunteers will be heading to Raleigh, North Carolina before heading to New Port to help another company with electricity issues.
The company's CEO Chris Jones says they got to the call for help and Tuesday and says crews are always eager to help people when situations are at their worst.
These 16 volunteers join more than a hundred others from Middle Tennessee.