Entergy sends 115 La. workers, Cleco sends 26; local Red Cross chapter sends 13, 20 more preparing to deploy
With tens of millions of people expected to lose power to Hurricane Sandy, utility workers from Louisiana have headed to the Northeast.
Entergy spokesman Philip Allison tells 99.5FM, "We have sent about 115 workers from Louisiana to help in the Northeast."
Allison says those workers will be assisting the power company that serves the Philadelphia area. It's not clear how long they'll be there.
Cleco has sent 26 workers to Baltimore to help the company that helped Cleco after Hurricane Isaac.
"We sent line crews, we sent some truck mechanics and we also sent some patrol workers as well," says Cleco spokeswoman Robbyn Cooper.
Meanwhile, the American Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers. Thirteen have been sent and 20 others are preparing to deploy to the Northeast from the southeast Louisiana chapter of the Red Cross.
Spokeswoman Melissa Eugene-Duplantier says they'll be serving primarily in New Jersey, South Jersey and the New York area, as well as in parts of Delaware.