As Georgia evacuated six coastal counties ahead of Hurricane Dorian on Monday, several Kentucky co-op crews are heading that way.
The first Kentucky crews to deploy are South Kentucky RECC and Nolin RECC. Both co-ops will help restore power at Satilla REMC in Georgia. Fourteen line workers from South Kentucky RECC began their drive on Sunday, while 10 men left Nolin RECC on Monday morning.
More than 100 line workers from at least 13 electric cooperatives in Kentucky are preparing to assist sister co-ops restore power after the hurricane passes. Strong winds, heavy rain and flooding are expected in coastal Georgia where downed trees, power lines, debris and flooding will greet the line workers. Storm surge is a major threat to the Georgia coastline as Dorian moves north. The National Hurricane Center predicts it could reach 4 to 7 feet tonight into Wednesday morning.
The mutual aid response is coordinated by Kentucky Electric Cooperatives.