Alabama electric cooperatives helping restore power in Florida

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Ultimately, crews from fifteen of Alabama's rural electric cooperatives are being sent to help five Florida electric cooperatives with power restoration in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Crews plan to work in two-week shifts until power is restored. A second crew is standing by to relief them, if needed.

Twelve members of the state's Electric Cooperatives of SC association reported 7,560 outages around SC.

"Cooperation among cooperatives is a guiding principle, and Intercounty is excited to be able to help those in need".

But, he said, the crews -who typically serve multiple northeast IN counties, including southern Allen County - like helping storm-torn areas.

PEC crews are scheduled to meet with Talquin Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Quincy, to restore power at a quicker pace over the next several days. The Florida cooperative serves an area along the Georgia border in the north-central area of the state.

"Indiana's electric cooperatives take care of needs at home first, but our crews are eager to help those in need", Strantz said.

Earlier the Missouri crews were committed to two cooperatives in South Carolina, Berkeley and Palmetto electric cooperatives.

Crews from five other electric cooperatives are heading to a variety of places in Georgia and SC.

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

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