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Entergy crews head to east coast for hurricane recovery

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Entergy crews from Mississippi are helping with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.

A group of 60 employees gathered at Trustmark Park in Pearl Thursday morning for a safety meeting before traveling to the East Coast.

Another group of 30 Entergy workers left for Florida on Wednesday.

The crews will help South Carolina Electric and Gas restore power in areas hit by the storm.

"Entergy is considered the leaders in storm restoration worldwide, and definitely here on the coast", said Entergy spokesperson, Mara Hartmann. "Unfortunately, that's born out of experience, because of hurricanes like Katrina and Rita, even Ike and Gustav, which more recently hit our area."

The storm is expected to affect parts of Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia.

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