Twenty-six Southern Pine Electric employees left for south Florida Tuesday morning to assist in the recovery from Hurricane Irma.
The Southern Pine Electric team will assist Glades Electric Cooperative after the hurricane caused more than 16,000 members to lose power.
“We have been on the receiving end of mutual aid many times before,” said Jason S. Siegfried President and CEO of Southern Pine Electric. “The bond electric cooperatives share across the country is much like the bond you share with members of your own family. We care about each other and when a member of our family gets knocked down, we will go help them get back up,” Siegfried continued. “We have a team chomping at the bit to go help those in need. We will pray for a quick recovery and for our guys to return home safely.”
Siegfried said Glades Electric Cooperative serves over 17,000 accounts and has 2,709 miles of line in south Florida.