Metro electrical co-op sends over 100 to assist in Irma relief - KCTV5

Metro electrical co-op sends over 100 to assist in Irma relief

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A team of 134 linemen with a bucket, digger and service trucks will make the trip. (Facebook/Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative) A team of 134 linemen with a bucket, digger and service trucks will make the trip. (Facebook/Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative)
CLAY COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

As the remnants of Hurricane Irma moves into the Atlantic Ocean, many are sending crews to assist in the recovery efforts going on in the nation's south-east.

Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative is doing their part, sending a crew to Florida and Georgia on Tuesday.

The cooperative says state organizations for both states have requested assistance from Missouri co-ops.

“They’ve been up to help us during ice storms so it’s time for us to go repay the favor," Supervisor Travis Anderson said.

A team of 134 linemen with a bucket, digger and service trucks will make the trip. The crew will head to Georgia first before making their way into Florida. They will be gone for 10 days.

“We’re going to lose roughly a quarter of our workforce going down there, so...we have to pick up the pace here," Anderson said.

Platte-Clay says the state associations organize and allocate resources based on the various local co-ops’ needs.

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