LaGrange utility and power crews help recover from Kentucky storm – LaGrange Daily News

The town of LaGrange’s utility and power crews spent more than a week helping Bowling Green, Ky., In its recovery efforts after a series of tornadoes that hit the Midwest earlier this month.

LaGrange got involved in the efforts after the American Public Power Association, of which LaGrange’s utilities department is a member, asked for help with recovery from the storm, explained Patrick Bowie, director of LaGrange Utilities. . Crews departed last Sunday for Bowling Green, one of the many communities in Kentucky that suffered devastating damage from the tornadoes. This effort did not require city council approval, said Mayor Jim Thornton, but was managed at the staff level by the city manager’s office.

LaGrange’s utility and power crews worked in the field to restore power and help repair infrastructure. The crews returned from Kentucky on Monday for the Christmas vacation and will return if asked to do so, Bowie said.

“We will continue to support our neighbors who need our help to restore service during this major history,” Bowie said. “Our electrical and utility workers are a great representation of our community, and we appreciate their willingness to help those in need of our service.”

The Town of LaGrange sent two crews of four city utility workers to help with power restoration, tree removal and storm clean-up in Bowling Green.

According to a city press release, four city employees made up the line team. These employees were Linwood Mitchell, Josh Bryant, Kyle Hyatt, and Alan Potter.

The three city workers who make up the Priority Team included Tommy Powell, Mike Dudley and Ricky Bowen.

LaGrange’s efforts mirror those of Hogansville, which last week responded to the resumption of the storm and sent supplies to Mayfield, Ky.

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