Forty linemen from C&L Electric, First Electric, Petit Jean Electric, South Central Arkansas Electric, Southwest Arkansas Electric and Woodruff Electric were scheduled to depart Sept. 4 to provide anticipated power restoration assistance to electric cooperatives in South Carolina.
“As Hurricane Dorian approaches land, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have dispatched 118 crew members to assist with potential power outage restoration efforts in Florida and South Carolina,” according to a news release.
Craighead Electric sent 10 linemen and equipment to Glades Electric Cooperative in Moore Haven, Florida, to meet a mutual aid request Aug. 31.
On Sept 1, the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. (AECI) construction department dispatched 44 linemen and equipment to assist Orlando Utilities. The AECI right-of-way (ROW) department also sent about 24 ROW crew members, according to the release.