Some of the Oklahoma electric crews sent to Florida following Hurricane Irma are headed home.
Seven workers for Edmond Electric got the news this week after spending nearly 10 days on the east coast of Florida. Millions were left without electricity when the storm hit and the Edmond Electric crew of Wes Bennett, Mike Crow, Ed Drake, Jake Smith, Brian Flanagan, Calab Lenz and David Trent headed there on Sept. 10.
“When something like this happens, the guys want to help,” said Line Supervisor Wes Bennett in an interview with News 9 reporter Dana Herneky. “We’ve always gotten help from anyone in Oklahoma when we’ve had a disaster and it was nice to repay that by coming here and helping them.”