Chattanooga workers aid Hurricane Irma recovery [photos, interactive]

Chattanooga workers aid Hurricane Irma recovery [photos, interactive]

September 22nd, 2017 by Associated Press and Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Workers from Wolf Tree in Chattanooga, Tenn., remove tree branches from power lines behind houses on Shawnee Trail in Maitland, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A portion of the street still did not have power --more than a week after Hurricane Irma struck-- because of downed trees and power lines. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

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Workers from Wolf Tree in Chattanooga, Tenn., arrive at Shawnee Trail in Maitland, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A portion of the street still did not have power --more than a week after Hurricane Irma struck-- because of downed trees and power lines. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

Chattanooga workers from Wolf Tree remove branches from power lines behind houses damaged by Hurricane Irma in Maitland, Fla.

A portion of the street was still without power this week — more than a week after Hurricane Irma struck — because of downed trees and power lines.

Utility tree trimmer Wolf Tree Inc.'s Chattanooga operations sent about a dozen workers to Florida to help clear power lines and restore electricity. The local employees of the Knoxville-based company stayed about a week in Florida, said Earl Blevins, Wolf Tree's Chattanooga supervisor.

Dannette Scudder, a mutual aid coordinator for the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association in Chattanooga, said municipal power providers in the Tennessee Valley sent 165 linemen to storm-recovery efforts in the Southeast after Irma struck the region.

The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association said 142 linemen from power co-ops in the state also traveled to Florida and Georgia to help restore electric service.

Workers from Wolf Tree in Chattanooga, Tenn., remove tree branches from power lines behind houses on Shawnee Trail in Maitland, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A portion of the street still did not have power --more than a week after Hurricane Irma struck-- because of downed trees and power lines. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

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