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CVEC sends crew to assist Beryl aftermath recovery
CVEC sends crew to assist Beryl aftermath recovery
CVEC sends crew to assist Beryl aftermath recovery

Published on: 07/10/2024

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SAN ANGELO, Texas (Concho Valley Homepage) — A local electric utility company has sent a crew of lineworkers to a fellow cooperative to assist with power restoration efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Beryl.

The crew consists of five men employed by the Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, who are as follows:

  • Newt Kitchens
  • Arian Gutierrez
  • Adrian Herrera
  • Raul Rivera
  • Levi Scott
A Concho Valley Electric Cooperative crew of five was sent to a community near the Texas coast to help repair power lines on July 9, 2024. From left to right: Newt Kitchens, Arian Gutierrez, Adrian Herrera, Raul Rivera and Levi Scott.
A Concho Valley Electric Cooperative crew of five was sent to a community near the Texas coast to help repair power lines on July 9, 2024. From left to right: Newt Kitchens, Arian Gutierrez, Adrian Herrera, Raul Rivera and Levi Scott.

The lineworkers left San Angelo at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, and set off for the Jasper-Newton Electric Co-Op. The co-op, located northeast of Houston in the towns of Jasper and Kirbyville, is among the many electrical companies attempting to restore service to the millions of Texans who lost power after Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall in the state on July 8 as a Category 1 hurricane.

"One of the cooperative principles is 'cooperation among cooperatives,' so we like to send a crew if we have the available manpower to any sort of relief — natural disasters, fires, anything of that sort," CVEC public relations specialist Jacob Webster said.

The crew members, who volunteered to take part in the repair effort, will work on preparing or replacing damaged or destroyed utility poles and power lines to restore power to customers in the region. Webster stated that the lineworkers will have room and board provided by the JNEC and will continue to assist the business "until the work's done."

According to an update published by the JNEC, there are approximately 1,433 outages spread across four counties as of July 10 that it and assisting crews will work to remedy. Below is a breakdown of the outages by county:

  • Angelina – 50
  • Jasper – 1,079
  • Newton – 185
  • Orange –119

"Additional crews joined the JNEC restoration effort, arriving throughout the day yesterday," JNEC said. "JNEC expects to utilize all crews here to give support and expects significant progress today."

News Source : https://www.conchovalleyhomepage.com/news/local-news/cvec-sends-crew-to-assist-beryl-aftermath-recovery/

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