Nebraska electrical workers are heading to Florida to help with Hurricane Michael relief. Rachel Barth with the Lincoln Electric System says they received a call earlier this week that their services would be needed.
Spokesperson Rachel Barth says, “The American Public Power Association reached out to us. We kind of had a little heads up on Monday that Hurricane Michael was on the way. On Tuesday we got the official request so the utility in down in Tallahassee, which is where we are heading to, requested mutual aid assistance.”
Barth says this is part of the mutual aid agreement between states. Fourteen members from Lincoln and six from Grand Island left early this morning. They took nine vehicles south. The crew will be helping to restore power lines, replace transformers and working with underground wiring if there is a need due to the flooding.
The crew could be gone for up to two weeks.