Power out? Help is on the way

Electric crews from Arkansas to assist in recovery efforts in Florida, South Carolina

Tenn. electrical workers will help restore Florida power

"We are glad to be in a position to send this assistance to help restore power to members of Clay Electric", said 4-County Manager of Operations Anthony Miller.

Air Berlin furious as 'ill pilots' force flight cancellations
Air Berlin said once it had received the offers from potential investors on Friday, it hoped to reach a decision by September 21. Air Berlin continues to operate due to a 150 million euro ($180 milliom) credit loan from the German government.

Two linemen from Northeastern REMC were expected to set off before sunrise today in a bucket truck bound for Georgia to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. Officials said 154 linemen from 26 systems made the trip beginning Tuesday to hurricane-torn state. "Alabama's cooperatives are always willing to help our fellow cooperatives when there is a need". A second crew is standing by to relief them, if needed. The Florida cooperative serves an area along the Georgia border in the north-central area of the state.

Dartmouth hospital locked down after report of shooting
The hospital issued a "code silver" alert to employees, which alerts the possibility of somebody being violent with a weapon. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is now locked down following reports of an active shooter in the hospital.

The City of Troy and the City of Evergreen have also sent crews to help with Irma power restoration efforts in the city of Green Cove Springs, FL.

Hurricane Jose Is Category 1, Continues to Weaken
Still, the cone of uncertainty comes uncomfortably close, within 200 miles of Florida and 50 miles from the Bahamas. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 140 miles.

From the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, crews will be helping the Edisto Electric Cooperative of Bamberg, South Carolina. Crews from NNEC and many other electric cooperatives in the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives headed south to aid our sister co-ops in SC and Georgia. The first hurricane they responded to was in 2004, when Hurricane Ivan hit the Gulf Coast. These outage numbers continue to decrease, and highlight the resilience, preparedness and collaboration of electric cooperatives. Its emergency assistance program began in 1948.

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