Adams to send crews to aid in Irma restoration efforts
Seven Adams Electric Cooperative employees are joining nearly 2,000 other electric cooperative utility workers descending on areas of the southeastern United States pounded by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma. The three crews, plus a supervisor, left early Tuesday morning taking with them supplies for two weeks in three bucket trucks. The Adams crews (one each from the co-op’s Gettysburg, Shippensburg and York districts) are expected to spend the night in Greenville, SC, before reporting Wednesday to the Jackson Electric Membership Cooperative in Jefferson, Ga.
An estimated 1 million co-op members in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are without power after the storm left a path of destruction through the Southeast. Electric co-op crews from 25 states are expected to take part in the recovery effort.