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Empire Electric Crews Hit the Road to Florida to Help Restore Power after Irma

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Local lineman will join the restoration effort in the wake of hurricane Irma.

Around six o'clock Sunday morning,  Empire district crews loaded gear onto their trucks  to  roll out  destined for Florida. Eight teams assembled  at the companies Kodiak location.  The nearly forty Empire employees include thirty-two linemen and safety, mechanical and telecommunications support personnel.  They'll travel first to Tennessee  then Atlanta to await an assignment in Tampa, Florida. They'll join other crews from New Hampshire  Liberty Utilities  to help Tampa Electric Company.  Crews say  other teams helped our region after the Joplin tornado in 2011 and ice storms in 2007 and it's time to return the favor. 

 Empire district senior manager of operations, Kayle Scott said,"In the midwest, we're just very caring people.  So, an opportunity to go lend a hand like this is something  these linemen, this is what they do everyday, they like to restore, to restore power. When it comes down to a disaster, that's when our guys will shine. So, they're ready to go."
The team has crews from Aurora, Baxter, Bolivar, Hollister, Joplin, Neosho, and Ozark. Empire and Liberty Utilities are part of a mutual assistance network made up of utilities across the nation.

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