Riverland Energy sending staff to help Florida Co-op

ARCADIA, Wis. (WKBT) - Four Linemen, a project engineer, and a mechanic from Riverland Energy Cooperative left today for Keystone, Florida, to assist in restoring power to residents and businesses in the Keystone area.

The volunteers are Bill Mason, Royce Kosik, Adam Siebenaler, Brian Glass, Willy Nicksic, and Ted Ravnum, according to a release.

More than 50 Wisconsin Electric Cooperative linemen, right-of-way workers and independent contractors are on their way to repair and rebuild power lines in an effort to restore electricity to the Clay Electric Cooperative service territory.

“Nearly 145,000 Clay Electric Cooperative members are out of power this morning as the storm continues to move through their area. We expect our crews to arrive Wednesday to join other co-ops in an effort to help get their power restored,” said General Manager, Jerry Sorenson. 

Riverland Energy will send out more individuals if needed when this group returns in approximately two weeks, the release said.

“I am extremely proud of our crew for lending a hand in this relief effort. When they get to Florida, they may encounter many challenges. We want them to be safe,” Sorenson added. 

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