In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Zeta along the southern part of the United States, ten Nolin RECC line technicians and a mechanic left Thursday morning to aid in recovery efforts in Carrollton, Georgia, according to a Nolin RECC news release.
The Category 2 hurricane came ashore Wednesday morning in Louisiana, then moved across Mississippi and into Georgia where the most outages are being reported, according to the release.
Nolin crews join line workers from other co-ops around Kentucky giving mutual aid to the area still trying to recover from hurricanes earlier this year. Nolin will be helping at Carroll EMC in Carrollton.
As a cooperative, Nolin participates in mutual aid efforts to help other co-ops in the region when a large-scale event happens. Teams of Nolin line techs recently were in Alabama and Louisiana helping with restoration after Hurricanes Sally and Delta.
Even with the crew helping in Georgia, Nolin always maintains enough personnel locally to respond to any issues that might arise locally, the release said.
“It’s been a busy storm season, but our guys are always ready to go when the call comes in. We know that these co-ops would do the same for us if we needed them,” said Nolin RECC Communications Manager Sarah Fellows.