SVEC crews returning from storm work in South Carolina
The eleven line workers from Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative who left last Friday, October 7, for Berkeley Electric Cooperative in Moncks Corner, South Carolina are returning home late Friday night after working for a week restoring power.
Throughout the week, the team assisted with power restoration efforts including clearing trees from downed lines, replacing broken poles and pulling new lines, often in flooded areas.
"Thank you to our guys for a job well done," said Mike Partin, SVEC president and CEO. "When disaster hits and our cooperative family needs assistance, our crews are quick to respond. They make us proud and we are glad they are safe and on their way back home."
The line workers from SVEC were joined by more than 400 volunteers from twelve sister cooperatives in five states. Hurricane Matthew caused wide-spread damage and power outages up and down the East Coast, including over 75,000 outages for Berkeley Electric Cooperative.