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.