Fairhope, Alabama (WKRGMore) – Whenever someone extends a helping hand, or in this case a lifeline, it is always good to give back.
Fairhope Mayor Sherry Sullivan said, “They were here for us when we had no idea what was going on with Hurricane Surrey.
Ten linemen from Fairhope Public Utilities head to Gainesville, Fla., on Wednesday morning. This area is a community preparing for the potential impact of Hurricane Ian later this week. Two years ago, thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted when Hurricane Sally hit Baldwin County. Gainesville Area Public Utility crews were part of the first site to restore power at Fairhope.
The need for it is unclear at this time, but Mayor Sullivan said the crew will assist with power outages on Thursday morning, when Hurricane Ian’s damaging wind and rain band is expected to affect the Florida peninsula. I expect
Snacks and care packs can be donated for linemen who are going out for a few days. These donations can be dropped off at the Section Street utility until 7:00 am on Wednesday.
“When these crew members came in, we were in a rush to serve them breakfast or snacks, so we went ahead and prepared some snacks, Powerade, Gatorade, Honey Van,” Sullivan said. said the mayor.
The crew is scheduled to leave by 8am Wednesday morning.
https://www.wkrg.com/baldwin-county/fairhope-power-crews-leaving-for-florida-as-hurricane-ian-threatens-state/ Fairhope’s power crew departs for Florida as Hurricane Ian threatens the state