Linemen Headed to Louisiana to Help Restore Power

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, August 30 2012 Aug 30, 2012 Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:11:00 AM CDT August 30, 2012 in News
By: Cody Lee Heyveld

BOONE COUNTY — Six Boone Electric Cooperative linemen left Boone County Thursday morning for southern Louisiana to help restore power for cooperative members affected by Hurricane Isaac.

According to a press release from Boone Electric Cooperative, crews will assist Dixie Electric Membership Corporation (DEMCO), based in Greenwell Springs, La. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, more than 55,000 of DEMCO's 100,000 members were without power.

Boone Electric Cooperative workers will arrive in hurricane-stricken areas Friday, ready to receive assignments and begin work. They are expected to remain in the area for at least a week.

 

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