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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • CMU sends help out east in wake of Sandy

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  • Two lineman with Chillicothe Municipal Utilities left Monday, Oct. 29, to help other power crews restore electricity to the millions of people without it in the wake of the 'super storm' Sandy.
    Reece Crawford and Anthony Rucker headed out in one of CMU's trucks to Cleveland, Ohio. The linemen were then dispatched from Cleveland to their east coast destination.
    The local choice was to take action quickly and offer assistance as the city of Chillicothe would appreciate if ever found to be in a similar situation. Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, leaving towns and cities flooded and without power.
    Crawford and Rucker were eager to get on the road and have an opportunity to provide desperately needed assistance.
    "We are extremely proud of both Reece and Anthony for offering their expertise to help restore service from this wide-spread disaster." said CMU General Manger Jim Gillilan. "The catastrophic damage resulting from Hurricane Sandy is something nobody ever wants to experience in their community."
    The linemen will most likely be working closely with the other crews from Missouri. It is estimated that our crew will return home by Nov. 9.
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