After Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast coast, millions were left without power. A week after the storm, there are still hundreds of thousands in the dark. Local utilities are overwhelmed with the work to get their customer’s power back on. Working alone, it could take weeks before electricity is restored to the area. Emergency storm crews have been deployed to this hard hit area from all over the country.
On October 30, Dalton Utilities sent three emergency electric crews to Williamsport, MD and Fairmont, WV. The crews included Gilbert Alanis, Guy Jackson, Josh Crider, Brandon Kerr, Mike Ogle, Jason Lanning, Stacy Pritchett and Mike Bandy. The group will soon return home after spending a week and a half helping our neighbors to the North. This is part of a relief effort mounted by Electric Cities of Georgia.
Dalton Utilities electric crews preparing to leave for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. (L to R) Gilbert Alanis, Guy Jackson, Josh Crider, Brandon Kerr, Mike Ogle, Jason Lanning, Stacy Pritchett and Mike Bandy.