Central TX Utility crews head East in advance of Sandy
Utility companies from Central Texas are sending help to the
East Coast in anticipation of the damage left by Hurricane Sandy. The eye of
the storm is expected to make landfall Monday night.
Approximately 25 Pike Electric crews are making preparations
to leave for North Carolina Monday afternoon. They will drive multiple bucket,
digger and boom trucks through the night to offer assistance to those hardest
hit by the storm. It will take the crews three days to make the 1500-mile
Some hurricane assistance crews have already left Central
Texas for the East Coast.
Once the crews reach their destinations, they will help
restore power to the areas suffering outages, as well as help deal with other
expected damages. Crews from Central Texas will be gone for at least two weeks.
Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of ten flight
departures from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Airport officials
recommend checking your flight status before heading to the airport.