MTEMC Crews Helping To Restore Power After Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Three, five-man crews and one mechanic from Middle Tennessee Electric are on their way to North Georgia to join efforts to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. 

The crews will depart from the electric cooperative’s Murfreesboro office at 1 p.m. today.

"We got the call today asking if we could send crews to assist with restoration efforts after Hurricane Irma,” said Chris Jones, MTEMC president and CEO. “MTEMC and a number of other electric cooperatives in Tennessee are responding to that call.” 

Jones said MTEMC’s line crews are often eager to help when situations are at their worst. 

"It is amazing to watch these guys when they know people are in need," he said. "That's when they're at their best. We're very proud of them." 
 
In addition to the crews heading to North Georgia, Middle Tennessee Electric sent two, four-man crews to EPB in Chattanooga to assist with their restoration efforts.
 
The last time MTEMC was asked to assist in the wake of a hurricane was last year when Hurricane Mathew made landfall in Florida. Prior to that, crews rendered assistance after Hurricane Irene in 2011, and Hurricane Gustav in 2008.