EREC Sends Bunk, Shower Trailers For Hurricane Michael Restoration

October 12, 2018

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is pitching in to help neighboring cooperatives recover from Hurricane Michael.

EREC  sent three bunk trailers and a shower trailer to Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in Southport  and two bunk trailers to West Florida Electric Cooperative in Graceville. These cooperatives received significant damage in Hurricane Michael’s devastating path through Florida. The trailers will be used by electric co-op crewmen during power restoration.

One of the biggest challenges facing electric utilities during power restoration after disasters such as hurricanes is lodging. “It is difficult at best to find housing for hundreds or even thousands of workers in an area whose infrastructure has been devastated. For this purpose, EREC acquired trailers and renovated them into bunk housing,” said Clay Campbell, EREC General Manager/CEO.

EREC’s five bunk trailers will sleep 33 people each, and the shower trailer has 10 showers and sinks.  The trailers are self-contained, each equipped with its own generator.  The sleeper trailers have central heat/air and individual lockers for each occupant.  Each bunk has overhead lighting and electrical outlets for cell phone charging.  The bottom row of bunks has nighttime floor lighting as well.

Pictured top: EREC’s Lee Acree, Philip Gandy and Danny Duncan will mobilize the trailers for use by line workers assisting with power restoration. Pictured inset: The trailers roll out of EREC in Jay. Pictured below: Inside on of the trailers. Photos for, click to enlarge.



2 Responses to “EREC Sends Bunk, Shower Trailers For Hurricane Michael Restoration”

  1. Nana on October 12th, 2018 9:35 pm

    God bless you and all who are helping our fellow neighbors at this time. We were spared, thank God, but our hearts break for those who were in the path. May God keep all the helpers and victims safe and healthy.

  2. Molino Mom on October 12th, 2018 4:17 pm

    Thank you for your help to those who will desperately need it as they are trying to help all the victims of Hurricane Michael. This was a great idea to come up with. You are a very generous person!

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