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Statesville Electric Crew Heads to Lafayette LA
Posted on 08/28/2021
hurricane IdaLast week, Statesville Electric crews were headed north to assist with Hurricane Henri; this weekend, they’re traveling south to Lafayette, LA, where Hurricane Ida is projected to make landfall Sunday as a Category 4 storm with 50 to 100 mph winds and 4 to 6 inches of rain. SVL will be helping the Lafayette Utilities System for the second time in less than a year.

Last October, a crew traveled to Lafayette to help with power restoration after Hurricane Delta caused extensive damage in the same area. Statesville is sending: (from left) Jamie Bishop, Travis Campbell, Zane Harrington, Michael Lyon, Corey Bustle, Tim Gilespie, Lee Keller, Hunter Houston, and from Carolina Tree: Chris Lindmark and Robert Lindmark.

SVL is traveling with an Electricities Safety & Training representative. According to Statesville Electric Utilities Director John Maclaga, Statesville has had zero injuries when providing mutual aid, and hopes to continue that trend.

Travis Campbell, Statesville Electric Operations Manager, is also accompanying the crew and will be providing updates to share with the Statesville community. Continue to follow this situation on the City’s Facebook page and website.