Carthage volunteers head to Florida to help with recovery efforts

CARTHAGE, Mo. – The Carthage Water & Electric Plant is doing what it can to help our southeastern states in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

CWEP says they currently have a 6-Man crew making their way to Florida to offer their assistance.

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Overall, lineworker crews from 13 utilities in Missouri and Arkansas are traveling to Orlando to perform recovery work.

Preparedness coordinators for the Florida Municipal Electric Association issued a call to the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) for mutual aid assistance on Sept. 23, and the crews departed for Florida this morning.

The mutual aid response is coordinated through MPUA’s mutual aid network.

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