North Santa Rosa

EREC Sends Lodging Trailers to North Carolina

EREC bunk trailers head to New Bern, North Carolina, to provide lodging for line crews working to restore power following Hurricane Irene

EREC bunk trailers are a tremendous benefit to assist with lodging for crewmen who help with power restoration after disasters such as hurricanes.

EREC Sends Lodging Trailers to North Carolina

        One of the biggest challenges facing electric utilities during power restoration after disasters such as hurricanes is lodging.  “It is difficult at best to find housing for hundreds or even thousands of workers in an area whose infrastructure has been devastated.  EREC acquired trailers and renovated them into bunk housing for use by our cooperative after a storm.  However, these trailers are available for use by other cooperatives when needed,” said Clay Campbell, EREC General Manager/CEO.  EREC has five trailers which will sleep 33 people each.

In addition, they have a shower trailer with 10 showers and sinks.  The sleeper trailers have central heat/air and individual lockers for each occupant.  Each bunk has overhead lighting and electrical outlets for cell phone charging.  The bottom row of bunks has nighttime floor lighting as well.

Bunk and shower trailers are being utilized by New Bern, North Carolina, for electric co-op crewmen during power restoration.  The City of New Bern was 100% without power following Hurricane Irene.

EREC is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative that distributes electricity to approximately 10,000 members in northern Escambia and Santa Rosa counties inFlorida.

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