Cherryland Electric Co-op Crew Leaving To Help Irma Victims In Georgia

About seven million people are without power in Florida and with Irma now approaching Georgia the number could rise.

Northern Michigan is looking to do their part and join the effort to restore power.

Tuesday morning four linemen from Cherryland Electric Cooperative plan to head down to Tennessee to get briefed on the situation.

Then they will continue to Georgia to help in any way possible.

Lineman Dustin Ockert says he’s happy the co-ops in Georgia are thinking ahead and to be part of a proactive approach. “It’s really rewarding to be able to go down and help people in need especially at a time like this. I mean if they’re out of power then they’re out of luck so we try to get them back going again.”

As of right now the crew will be in Georgia anywhere between 10 to 14 days.