Sandy comes ashoreFlooding and high winds arrive along North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.
Service Electric Co. in Chattanooga has sent about 270 people to the North to help restore power in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
More than 200 more could be sent in the next couple of weeks, said Jody Shea, president of the company that specializes in the construction of electrical transmission and distribution systems and storm restoration.
The first wave of 160 left Chattanooga on Saturday for Connecticut, he said. In addition, 20 people have gone to Ohio, 40 to West Virginia, and 50 to New Jersey, Shea said.
“We continue to ramp up our efforts as our regular customers throughout the Southeast release our crews to go to the storm region. We have the potential to send an additional 200-plus men in the next couple of weeks pending customer release,” he said.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...