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Utility crews organize in Greenville to help Duke Energy

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) - 100 crew members from the utility company Entergy Arkansas arrived at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena parking lot Thursday. They will soon be joined by Entergy employees from Mississippi, Lousiana and Texas.

They're some of 20,000 employees from utility companies across the country who are offering extra support to Duke Energy.

Those Entergy employees met today to discuss safety and make sure all of their 30 trucks are running properly. They said they chose this parking lot in particular because it is on higher ground.

Ryan Mosier with Duke Energy says utility companies across the southeast have an agreement to help each other during emergency situations.

"We've seen this one coming for some time so we sent out the word that were going to look for as much help as we can from folks that arent going to be impacted by this storm," he says.

Duke Energy, which serves 582,000 employees in the Upstate of South Carolina, says it will most likely send these reinforcements to harder hit areas first throughout the Carolinas, but is waiting for storm damage to formulate a plan.

Duke is asking customers in the Carolinas to report or find power outages at dukeenergyupdates.com.


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