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Baldwin EMC crewmen answer the call for help to restore power for millions in Florida

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State Representative Bradley Byrne thanking Baldwin EMC crewman for their dedication (Photo: Asha Staples, Reporter) State Representative Bradley Byrne thanking Baldwin EMC crewman for their dedication (Photo: Asha Staples, Reporter)
SUMMERDALE, AL (WALA) -

Much was lost as Hurricane Irma made her way toward the United States. Many displaced, without food, without water, among many other things. But it hasn't stopped our very own from stepping up to lend a helping hand, including servicemen from Baldwin County Electric Membership Cooperative. 

“It means being a good servant leader to help out others and that’s really our biggest goal," Baldwin EMC Serviceman Bert Jones said.

Forty-six crewmen are answering the call to help assess damage and restore power after Hurricane Irma battered parts of Florida.

“Clay serves around 173,000 meters. Right now as of mid-morning, they had around over 145,000 meters out. So there’s a lot of devastation down at Clay Electric," Vice President of Cooperate Services and Public Relations Mark Ingram said.

“We’re expecting to see a lot of down lines, trees and things and see if we can get crews to help clear and get all the stuff removed so we can get the power back on," Jones said.

“It’s going to be different than a normal day, you know?” Serviceman Shannon Clemmons said.

“It’s anxious, excitement, anxiety it’s all of it. I mean, you have to leave your families behind and have to prepare yourself for the conditions you’re going to be in.”

As you can imagine, getting prepared to walk into the unknown can be a bit nerve-racking. But with years of training, experience and support from those at home to send them off, the mission is possible.

“We all know what it’s like to have no power with a long period of time and what you want more than anything is to have someone like them to get your power back. So I’m proud of what doing what they’re doing. They’re going to be gone from their families for a long time but it means a lot to those people in Florida and but for the grace of God that’d be us here in Alabama," Alabama Congressman  Bradley Byrne said proudly.

According to Ingram, the crew is expected to be gone to Keystone Heights, near Gainesville, Florida for 10 to 12 days.

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