Power out? Help is on the way

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A total of 200 personnel are on their way from Alabama to help their fellow cooperatives in areas affected by the hurricane which left more than 75 percent of Floridians without electricity.

Two linemen from Northeastern REMC were expected to set off before sunrise today in a bucket truck bound for Georgia to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.

Two McLeod Co-op Power line workers are headed to Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative in Florida to assist with power restoration.

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

The organization's release says line crews from any US electric cooperative can join the effort because the network of transmission and distribution infrastructure owned by cooperatives is built to federal standards.

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

According to Electric Cooperative officials, almost 100,000 electric cooperative consumers were without power on Monday. The Florida cooperative serves an area along the Georgia border in the north-central area of the state.

Relief crews are coordinated by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, the statewide service organization for the state's electric cooperatives.

When reached Monday morning, Froemming said the local cooperative was waiting for word on where help would be needed. Its emergency assistance program began in 1948.

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