LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - SWEPCO has sent about 100 assets to aid in recovery after Hurricane Dorian hits the mainland.
“We deployed several of our folks on Friday to head out toward Florida and of course they do so in a convoy fashion,” said Mark Robinson, external affairs manager for SWEPCO. “We are anticipating quite an impact with the Florida coast. They’re starting to see some rain right now talking with some of our guys. the first bands are kind of running over there and so they’re in the Palm Coast and Jacksonville area just kind of staged ready to go. They know that they’ll be some significant damage and there’s folks from Michigan, there’s folks from here in Texas and all over the United States."
Robinson said they deploy crews ahead of the storm because it’s more difficult to get into areas after the damage is done.
“A lot of traffic issues, obviously a lot of things on the road and it get really hard to access those areas,” he said.