MidAmerican, ILEC Send Crews To Florida, Georgia

Crews from Iowa are part of an estimated 17-thousand utilities workers helping Florida turn the power back on after Hurricane Irma.

MidAmerican Energy spokesman Adam Jacobi says the company headquartered in Des Moines sent around 250 workers to Florida. The storm left more than seven million people without power at one point, and Jacobi says it’s a big job to get everything repaired.

Fifteen Iowa electric cooperatives… including Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative of Estherville… have sent 46 linemen and 26 vehicles to help an electric co-op in southeast Georgia restore extensive power outages caused by the hurricane.