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May 27, 2018
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Electric cooperatives to help after Hurricane Irma

Electric cooperatives to help after Hurricane Irma Shown in the photo are linemen from Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas - including those from Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation in Camden - that have been dispatched to assist electric cooperatives in Florida and South Carolina with major power outage restoration efforts caused by Hurricane Irma. The electric company has dispatched equipment and 145 linemen to assist in the efforts. Kevin Riddle is coordinating the effort for Arkansas cooperative crews. Around 100 of the linemen will focus their efforts in cooperatives in South Carolina, while 45 linemen will assist in restoring service in Florida. Riddle said Arkansas electric cooperative crews began rolling east over the weekend, and all crews should be on the road by today to begin assistance efforts. Riddle said the number of Arkansas crews may increase as damage assessments are finalized by cooperatives in impacted areas.

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