A crew from Macon Electric Cooperative returned from the Baton Rouge, La., area on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Three linemen and one truck operator from MEC left Macon on Thursday, Aug. 30, and rallied with employees from other cooperatives all over the state of Missouri to help restore power in the aftermath of hurricane Isaac. The Macon Electric crew assisted Dixie Electric Membership Corporation (DEMCO), based in Greenwell Springs, LA. At one point, more than 55,000 of DEMCO's 98,000 members were without power.
One of the seven principles that guide all cooperatives is, "Cooperation among cooperatives." The idea being, cooperatives join forces and work together, especially during times of need.
This is not the first time a crew from Macon Electric Cooperative has traveled to assist another cooperative's efforts to restore power to their members. In recent years, MEC crews have helped following several hurricanes and ice storms.