Tombigbee Electric workers help following Hurricane Michael

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, communities are picking up the pieces.

Posted: Oct 14, 2018 11:58 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2018 9:09 AM

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WTVA) - In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, communities are picking up the pieces.

Tombigbee Electric Power Association has a crew north of Panama City now working helping in those efforts.

The company says crew workers have been down in Florida since Thursday. In two days, workers rebuilt about 13 miles of a distribution line.

Right now they report no power or sleeping accommodations.

"Drinking water is scarce, water to bathe with is scarce," said Bill Long, the general manager of Tombigbee Electric. "We lend a helping hand, so in return when we need help they'll come and help us also."

Officials estimate it will take two to three months with more than 100 crews to restore power.

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