Kentucky crews call ‘Tent City’ home in Louisiana

The 73 Kentucky electric cooperative line technicians helping restore power to Beauregard Electric Cooperative in Louisiana after Hurricane Delta have lots of company. More than 500 co-op line technicians are bunking in the co-op’s housing and staging area, known as “Tent City”, at the Beauregard Parish Regional Airport (photo above courtesy Owen Electric’s Delta update).

Crews restored power to about 10,000 meters on Tuesday. The co-op reports about 19,000 of its 42,000 meters remain without power this morning. Nine Kentucky co-ops are participating in the mutual aid effort.

Crews are dealing with damage from August’s Hurricane Laura (photo above courtesy South Kentucky RECC) plus the floodwaters of last week’s Hurricane Delta.

Click here to watch Kentucky co-op crews deploy to Hurricane Delta relief.
Click here to watch a video tribute to Kentucky co-op crews who responded to Hurricane Sally in Alabama.