Tullahoma Utilities Board Sends Crew To Assist With Storm Damage

TUBTullahoma Utilities Board (TUB) sent a small, 4-man crew Tuesday to Athens, Alabama, to assist in the repair of utility poles and electrical lines following Monday’s line of severe storms that pummeled much of the southeast.
Kyle Riddle, Cameron Denney, Steven Mantooth, and David Myers left Tullahoma Tuesday to assist in the recover and repair of approximately 200 broken poles and their associated downed power lines. The damaged area has about 40,000 meters and is a fellow Tennessee Valley Public Power Association utility.
The crew was sent as part of the Mutual Aid Assistance Program which, according to TUB Fiber and Electric Manager Brian Coate, “Utilities work together in the region to provide the highest level of reliability.”
In the past, TUB has sent multiple crews to assist utilities in the event of heavy storm damage. Luckily, the local area saw minimal damage from Monday’s storms.