JEA crews head north for storm prep

Published On: Oct 28 2012 04:03:22 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 28 2012 09:50:43 PM EDT

31 JEA employees headed toward the storm this morning to assist the Baltimore Gas and Electric crews in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. The local Red Cross is also gathering supplies and preparing to help the northern families affected by Sandy.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Gerri Boyce from JEA said 31 employees left at 6 a.m. Sunday for Maryland to help assist Baltimore Gas and Electric crews in preparation of Hurricane Sandy.

Boyce said six crews of four that include coordinators, safety, and trouble shooters are also part of the mission.

The length of time that JEA will be helping is undetermined depending on how wide spread the damage is from Hurricane Sandy. 

JEA is expected to be a part of many crews heading to the north in anticipation of what is being called the late October "Superstorm."

New York City officials have already ordered evacuations in the low lying parts of the city because of storm surge and wind speeds. The NYC Subway has also been cancelled starting at 7 p.m. to keep passengers safe during the storm.

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