Huntsville Utilities workers are headed to the East coast to help with the recovery efforts.
Two three-person bucket crews and a three-person pole-setting crew loaded up their equipment onto several trucks Wednesday morning and left the Valley at 7:00 a.m. They will head to Virginia and spend the night there, then travel to New Jersey and begin the process of restoring power.
Supervisor John Harbin says it's a great feeling helping victims. "Well, I feel it's quite an honor to let us go up and serve those people. We're professionals and I feel like when we get up there we will be able to take on anything they assign us and it is truly an honor to have the opportunity to help after what we went through a few years ago when so many people came to help us," Harbin said.
Superstorm Sandy dumped enormous amounts of rain and caused billions in damages. That is why lineman Terrell White is going to help.
"Well, it's just a blessing to us to be able to go help. It's nice of our company to let us go, they are in need and it's a blessing that we are able to go help," White said.
The Huntsville Utilities crew is expected to stay on the East coast for ten days before heading back to the Tennessee Valley.