Utility workers to help restore power after Hurricane Florence

A northwest Missouri electric company is on standby and ready to help Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 1:47 PM
Updated: Sep. 13, 2018 2:12 PM

(SAVANNAH, Mo.)— A northwest Missouri electric company is on standby and ready to help Hurricane Florence relief efforts. 

United Electric Cooperative, out of Savannah and Maryville, will send teams out to South Carolina to assist in the cleanup efforts of Florence. 

"Our biggest concern presently is the fact that the hurricane is going to linger on the coast for a while, so our guys will not be able to move to that area until such a time that hurricane is out of there and there's no risk or danger to our crews," Chief Operating Officer Mike Chellew said. 

The main focus will be to help with power restoration efforts to residents in the region. 

Eight service crews will leave Friday morning for the east coast that way the teams are closer to the area, but still out of the storm's path. 

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A strong cold front has moved through NW Missouri & NE Kansas. Our winds will change behind the front to the north, allowing for much cooler, drier and pleasant air move in. High temperatures on Friday only going up to 70 degrees with some cloud cover.
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