Lewis County REC sends hurricane repair crew

Photo courtesy of Lewis County REC

The Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative Association is preparing to lend aid to Florida as the state prepares for Hurricane Michael.

Three linemen and three trucks left Lewistown at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning in route for Alabama, where they'll stage until it is safe to travel through the storm-afflicted region.

They will go to Quincy, Florida and assist the crews with Talquin Electric Cooperative near Tallahassee.

Missouri will send 123 linemen in total to assist, as many surrounding states will likely have their state electric crews busy as they repair local outages.

The names of the linemen traveling to Florida will be announced once they come home safely.

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