Wherever disasters strike, utility crews answer call

Published 10:13 pm Saturday, November 3, 2012

In the days before Hurricane Sandy barreled into the New Jersey coast, power crews from Mississippi were getting ready. When disasters strike, utility companies from all over the United States are deployed.

When Tropical Storm Isaac belted the Warren County area and knocked out power to thousands, utility trucks from myriad companies in neighboring states could be seen working alongside Entergy, the utility that provides power to Warren County.

They said it was a total team effort to get people back “on line.”

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Entergy crews from Mississippi are heading northeast to help with the remnants of Sandy. The work will be time-consuming and costly. But make no mistake, when a disaster strikes anywhere in America, utility crews will band together to make the recovery as seamless as possible.

Monday it was the Northeast hit by disaster, but those living in Mississippi know full well disasters will strike here. The spirit of teamwork cannot be understated. We applaud Entergy for heading north, and also those who will be charged to help Warren County get back on line the next time a disaster hits here.