Wisconsin lineworkers heading to Florida to help hurricane recovery

Wisconsin Lineworkers Heading To Florida To Help Hurricane Recovery

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SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Hurricane Ian is set to make landfall in Florida this week, bringing devastating winds, rain and flooding. Wisconsin workers are stepping up to help the area recover.

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin put together a mutual aid crew to help electrical crews in Kissimmee, Fla. The crew is made up of at least 40 lineworkers from 22 communities across Wisconsin. MEUW will also send a fleet of bucket trucks, digger derricks and other equipment to help Florida recover.

The crew will head south on Thursday morning, using Chattanooga, Tenn. as a staging area. The workers will stay in Florida for 10-14 days.

This isn’t the first time that Wisconsin has sent help to the Sunshine State. MEUW crews supported Florida’s east coast following Hurricane Irma five years ago.