LaGrange Utilities Assists Blakely

LaGrange Utilities Assists Blakely

Alicia B. Hill | The LaGrange Daily News

For residents in many parts of Georgia, Hurricane Michael seems like nothing but a distant memory, but in Blakely, a small city west of Albany, clean-up efforts are ongoing and LaGrange utility workers are still offering their assistance.

Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida panhandle and south Georgia earlier this month, leaving a wake of destruction in its path. One of the cities impacted was Blakely.

“Hurricane Michael dealt a devastating blow to the City of Blakely,” Blakely Mayor Anthony Howard said. “Virtually every street in the city was blocked by trees and debris. The city was completely without power for two days.”

Howard attributed the quick repair time to other utility crews who offered their assistance.

“With the help of several utility crews from outside the city we were able to successfully restore 75 percent of power in one week,” Howard said. “This was approximately twice as quick as we predicted prior to the storm. A lot of the credit goes to outstanding utility crews like the crew that came from LaGrange, Georgia, who worked from dawn to dusk seven days a week.”

Workers from LaGrange Utilities reported major damage to Blakely…(Read the full story)

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