Fayetteville Public Utilities is sending a crew to North Carolina to assist electric co-ops with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.
The massive hurricane is expected to leave widespread damage across much of the Atlantic seaboard, and FPU crews will be in place to assist as soon as it is safe to work.
“This is a powerful storm, and the people of North Carolina have some tough days ahead,” said FPU CEO/General Manager Britt Dye. “We are proud of our linemen for volunteering to assist. They will be working long days in difficult conditions, but they were quick to respond to the call for help. We ask that the public keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers while they are away.”
Crews will leave from Fayetteville Thursday morning. It is unclear how long they will be in North Carolina.
Crews from FPU are joining some 80 other lineworkers from electric co-ops across Tennessee who will be assisting with hurricane recovery efforts. The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association in Nashville is coordinating requests for mutual aid and makes travel and lodging arrangements for crews who respond.
“Our crews have a reputation for responding quickly, working safely and showing compassion to those who have been impacted by storms like this one,” said Dye. “We appreciate our employees’ desire to serve and wish them well in the days to come.”