Scant days after helping restore power on the East Coast after Hurricane Florence, TVPPA-member line crews got – and answered – the call to help with power restoration in parts of Florida and Georgia ravaged by Hurricane Michael.

Through the APPA Mutual Aid Working Group, TVPPA helped coordinate the deployment of nearly 140 linemen from some 22 TVPPA municipal member utilities in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

“Our members stepped up in a big way,” said TVPPA Executive Vice President Danette Scudder, “but that’s no surprise. Doing the hard work in the toughest situations is what they do best.”

Additionally, a substantive Valley cooperative response was managed by their respective statewide associations.