Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) continues to provide relief to Gulf Coast residents left without power by recent hurricanes. Sixteen SMECO workers left today, September 29, to travel to Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative in southwest Louisiana. The electric lines there sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Rita.
This is the third time that SMECO line workers have volunteered to help the Gulf Coast this year. Two groups went to Mississippi earlier in September to restore power to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
These relief efforts are being coordinated by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).
The SMECO workers pictured will help restore power in Louisiana. Pictured are (in alphabetical order) Shane Alderson, Willie Braxton, Jason Danielson, Joe Day, Andrew DeAtley, Jason Dunning, Larry Hayden, Scott Horn, Tony Norris, Mike Nygaard, Sonny Riley, Al Selig, Philip Swales, Rick Swinburn, Robert Toye, and Joe Trossbach.