Platte-Clay Electric Mobilizing Crew to Louisiana to Assist with Hurricane Ida Recovery
Kearney, Mo — Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative is sending a crew of four linemen and three trucks to assist with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in southern Louisiana. The crew is part of a coordinated effort by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) to respond to a call for help by Demco Electric Cooperative, located northwest of New Orleans.
“We believe it’s important for electric cooperatives to assist each other in times of need,” said Dave Deihl, CEO and General Manager of Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative. “Our employees have once again stepped up to the plate to take on the difficult task of restoring power to a heavily damaged community, just as others have done for us in the past when our cooperative faced extensive damage from natural disasters.”
Over 65% of Demco Electric’s consumer-members are without power due to the storm. The cooperative currently expects full restoration could take multiple weeks to complete.
Last year, Platte-Clay sent three crews to assist Beauregard Electric Cooperative, also in Louisiana, after Hurricane Laura made a direct impact on their system.
About Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative
Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative (PCEC) serves more than 25,000 accounts and 3,000 miles of energized line in Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Platte, and Ray Counties, in metropolitan Kansas City’s Northland region. PCEC was established in 1938 and is among the fastest-growing cooperatives in the state of Missouri.