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OUC Sends Mutual Aid to South Carolina

Oct 10, 2016

ORLANDO – After doing an outstanding job restoring power to more than 25,000 OUC customers after Hurricane Matthew, 13 of OUC’s linemen are on their way to Conway, South Carolina to help another public utility in their time of need after the storm caused widespread power outages there.

The crews will help Santee Cooper – another publicly-owned utility (like OUC) in South Carolina. The OUC line technicians do not know how long they will be gone, and are prepared to work 16-hour days.

OUC’s convoy left Orlando at 7 a.m. this morning and will drive for the next 10-12 hours.

The OUC crews include (photo, below, from left to right) Rick Collier, Donny Hurley, Justin Jackson, Mark Fisher, Tim Wills, Roger Hull, Dallas Aldridge, Travis Kremer, Jeff Cockcroft, Nick Morales, Bryan Walsh, Greg Fountain and will be led by Line Supervisor Mike Moore.

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