SAEC Crews Assist Beauregard Electric
Hurricane Laura knocked out electricity to more than 1 million people after making landfall August 27, 2020. Rebuilding transmission in parts of Louisiana could take a month, industry experts say. The storm caused massive damage to transmission structures, including various classes of wooden poles and steel towers, raising concerns about the availability of replacement parts to meet demand.
South Alabama Electric Cooperative crews traveled to assist with the tremendous restoration effort at Beauregard Electric Cooperative in Deridder, Louisiana (north of Lake Charles).
The first 8-man crew left on the morning of August 28, 2020 and returned a week later. Pictured left to right: Regal Hamm, Corey King, Chris Sanders, Trevor Littlefield, Trey Dillon, Dylan Mobley, Corey Dunsieth, Blane Senn
A second 7-man crew tagged out with them Friday September 4 for a week-long trip and returned safely from Louisiana on September 11. Pictured left to right is Taylor Lord, Russel Oakes, Heath Bozeman, Cord Crider, Kenyatta Holley, Whitmon Merritt and Dewayne McGhee.
A 3rd rotation 7-man crew deployed on September 11.
Our linemen are always committed to giving back to our cooperative family in times like these. Please keep these linemen in your prayers, as well as all of those effected by this storm.