NASHVILLE, TN – Crews with Nashville Electric Service (NES) loaded up and headed to Memphis Wednesday night. More than 70,000 customers lost power in Shelby County when Hurricane Katrina moved through Tennessee. As of Wednesday morning, 35,000 people were still in the dark.
NES Chief Operating Officer Allen Bradley says, “Memphis was hit pretty hard by the storm. In Nashville, we came out lucky. So, we have the resources to help our neighbors get power back on as quickly as possible and we’re going to use them.”
NES has also released 20 contract crews from Davis Eliot. The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA) has asked for assistance in Mississippi where emergency management officials say 80 percent of the state’s residents have no electricity.