Lineworkers from at least seven Iowa communities were recently deployed to help restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
The major hurricane struck Florida on Sept. 10 and left more than 6.5 million electric customers — nearly two-thirds of the state — without power. As part of a national mutual aid response, electric crews from Iowa municipal utilities headed to Florida on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to help restore power to the communities impacted.
Lineworker Lane Sether of Lake Park was deployed to Moore Haven, Florida, with a bucket truck. He was joined in Moore Haven by workers and equipment from Alta, Denison, Sioux Center and Spencer.