Workers from Entergy Arkansas and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have mobilized workers to assist in hurricane relief efforts on the East Coast.
Entergy Arkansas deployed 100 line workers on Tuesday to assist Duke Energy with operations as Hurricane Florence barrels toward coastal cities, forcing millions to evacuate.
The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have sent 118 linemen to the east coast to assist with power restoration efforts that may be required after Hurricane Florence makes landfall.
Crews from Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Arkansas Valley Electric, C&L Electric, Carroll Electric, Clay County Electric, Craighead Electric, First Electric, North Arkansas Electric, South Central Arkansas Electric, Southwest Arkansas Electric and Woodruff Electric are staged to assist electric cooperatives impacted areas.
The Arkansas cooperatives have also sent approximately 100 pieces of equipment that include service bucket trucks, bucket trucks, digger derricks, pickups and pole trailers.