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Sam Houston EC Aids Hurricane Isaac Recovery

Sam Houston EC Aids Hurricane Isaac Recovery


In the wake of Hurricane Isaac’s damage, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative sent a team of personnel and equipment to Washington – St. Tammany Electric Cooperative, based in Franklinton, Louisiana, late August to assist with recovery efforts.

Washington – St. Tammany Electric Cooperative’s service territory, which includes the areas of Washington, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes and the southern part of Marion County Mississippi, was hit hard by the hurricane.

Within a few days, the cooperative had power fully restored. The majority of the outages were due to high water. Once the water receded, power began to come back on fairly quickly. While there, Sam Houston EC crews replaced broken poles and repaired a number of teardowns.

The Sam Houston EC crew retuned to East Texas Monday afternoon.

Cooperation among cooperatives is one of the seven principles that guide the electric cooperative industry. And with extensive experience gained following Hurricanes Rita in 2005 and Ike in 2008, the highly skilled Sam Houston EC crews will be a welcomed sight to folks still without power in southern Louisiana.