Local electric utilities sending crews and equipment to help with Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts

I am a Facebook friend of Karen Coviello Scian, who is a Councillor for the City of Waterloo.  She just posted the following on her Facebook a few minutes ago.  I am proud that our region is stepping up to the plate to help our neighbours in New York.  Hurricane Sandy has been devastating, and I wanted to share that help is on the way!!

November 2, 2012 – Local electric utilities, Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro and Waterloo North Hydro are sending repair crews, bucket trucks and other equipment to assist the Long Island Power Authority in New York with emergency power restoration efforts.

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tingent of 26 power line workers, arborists and line supervisors, including 18 vehicles will be heading out on Saturday and Sunday morning helping to restore power safely and as quickly as possible to the more than 640,000 customers on Long Island still without power since Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeast coast of the United States. They will be joining a convoy of power workers from several other local utilities including Centre Wellington Hydro, Halton Hills Hydro, Orangeville Hydro and Guelph Hydro.

Thousands of workers have been working around the clock to restore service to affected areas since Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the northeast on October 29, knocking out power to more than 8 million customers. The team of utility workers is expected to arrive at the Long Island recovery compound on Saturday evening and will likely be in the area responding to the desperate need for help for about two weeks.
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