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Ky. Power Crews Heading Out To Help With Hurricane Florence

Posted at 5:17 AM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 06:39:51-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– An electrical contracting company in Lexington is sending hundreds of employees to help deal with any outages from Hurricane Florence.

The Davis H. Elliot Company on Blue Sky Parkway says calls asking for help started coming in Friday and haven’t let up.

Wednesday morning, more than 500 workers will head not only to the carolinas, but also Pennsylvania and Maryland to help with outages there.

The company’s vice president tells us infrastructure along the east coast is much older than in the west, and it’s very susceptible to wind damage.

The rain will just make things worse.

“Now this system has forecasted that it’s going to hang out in the carolinas area and dump a lot of rain, which is going to cause a lot of problems with restoration, should there be flooding involved, it’ll just prolong the outage restoration efforts and increase the duration,” said Brian Sarrett, the Vice President of the company. “Customers along the east coast will be out of power longer.”

Even more crews will head to affected areas, once the storm hits.