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Somerset Crews Head South To Help After Hurricane

Posted at 6:30 PM, Oct 11, 2018

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)–Crews from Kentucky are heading to the impacted areas by Hurricane Michael to help them with their long road to recovery.

Just after the sun came up Thursday, crews from Somerset began their long journey to Vienna, Georgia.

“It’s hard to know exactly what you’ll see when you get there, but from the reports we’re getting, it’s going to be pretty bad,” said Daniel Coomer, the lead lineman for South ky RECC.

After a safety meeting Thursday morning, Coomer and his coworkers paused for prayer.

“You’re thinking about what you’re headed to, the people in need, what you’ll find when you get there. Our hearts go out to these folks, that’s why we’re going, they need us. So we’re going,” said Coomer.

Coomer has been there for those in need before, most recently working to restore power after Hurricane Irma last year. It is an arduous task, 16-18 hour days, but the results he says, make it all worth it.

“But you get a sense of accomplishment when you see the lights come back on, when you see the smiles on their faces, when they get that little bit of their life back to normal, you know?” Coomer said.

He estimates it could be at least two weeks that his team will be down there.