Nolin RECC sends storm recovery crews to Louisiana

Nolin RECC sends storm recovery crews to Louisiana

Nolin RECC crews rolled out early Sunday morning to aid communities affected by Hurricane Delta.

The Category 2 hurricane caused significant damage when it made landfall Fri­day leaving around 600,000 homes without power in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The company sent 11 line technicians to aid in recovery efforts in Louisiana.

“Crews rolled out early this morning (Sunday) for Deridder, Louisiana with bucket trucks, diggers and other specialty equipment,” No­lin RECC Communications Manager Sarah Fellows said in a news release. “They anticipate aiding restoration efforts around 10 days to two weeks, but that may be impacted by the on-going damage assessment in the area,”

According to the release, Nolin crews will join line workers from other co-ops around Ken­tucky giving mutual aid to Beauregard Electric Co­oper­a­tive, a co-op that serves an area around Lake Charles, Louisiana, that still is recovering from damage caused by Hurricane Laura in August.

The release said Delta brought fresh damage to the co-op’s infrastructure and caused nearly all of their mem­bers to lose power, something that has only happened two other times in the co-op’s 80-year history, including Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Laura just six weeks ago.

As a cooperative, the release said Nolin participates in mutual aid efforts to help other co-ops in the region when a large-scale event happens. A team of 10 Nolin line techs recently were in Alabama helping with restoration after Hurricane Sally caused significant damage in the Gulf Coast part of the state.

Even with the crew helping in Louisiana, Nolin always maintains enough personnel locally to respond to any issues that might arise at home, the release said.

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