EREC Crews Return From Trip To Help With Florence Power Restoration

September 16, 2018

Update: The EREC crews are back home.Brunswick EMC was unable to accommodate any more workers due to flooding issues, and the Florida crews coming in to help were released. EREC crews are on standby to assist if they are needed

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Escambia River Electric Cooperative lineworkers helping restore power in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence.

EREC is helping Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative in Whiteville, NC, the second largest electric cooperative in North Carolina with nearly 97,000 members. About 84,000 of those members lost power.

“EREC was fortunate to receive help from other cooperatives during our time of need,” says Clay Campbell, CEO of Escambia River EC. “Co-ops are family. When someone needs help, we go.”

EREC sent line crew workers; bucket, digger, mechanic and fuel trucks; and additional equipment and supplies to assist Brunswick EMC in restoration efforts.

Pictured top: EREC line crew heads to Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative to assist with Hurricane Florence power restoration. Pictured back row are Mark LeFlore, David Deese and Ken Blair. Kneeling in front are Matthew Reynolds, Doug Stewart and Kevin Macht. Pictured below: EC trucks head north to assist with power restoration efforts in Whiteville, NC. Photos for, click to enlarge.


One Response to “EREC Crews Return From Trip To Help With Florence Power Restoration”

  1. anne 1of2 on September 16th, 2018 10:44 am

    May God bless these men and keep them safe. We all know what being without power feels like and pray the power trucks will show up soon.

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