Berlin utility crew heading to Florida for Irma recovery efforts

BERLIN, Md. - A local electric utility crew in Worcester County will be heading to Florida to assist with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.

The Town of Berlin says on Tuesday, that Berlin Electric Utility will be sending a crew to Clewiston, Florida to assist with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The mutual aid agreement was apparently unanimously approved by the Town Council and American Public Power Association (APAA), on Monday evening.

In reference to the decision to dispatch crew members to Florida, Mayor Gee Williams says, "The Council and I are grateful to be able to send some of our town's talented and experienced electric utility crew members to provide much needed help to the residents of Clewiston. Three members of Berlin's electric crew are skilled and ready to go."

According to officials, the berlin electric crew is expected to be out of town for about 10 days to restore power and related work, in Clewiston.

"While some of our electric utility personnel and equipment is in Florida, we will still have several key staff remaining in Berlin. We have a longstanding Mutual Aid Agreement with Choptank Electric Cooperative who will be backing-up our electric utility employees, if needed, while the three town employees are out of town. Choptank Electric confirmed their availability to back us up, if necessary," said Mayor Williams

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