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Jackson EMC Releases Contractors to Assist with Hurricane Ida Restoration Efforts

Jackson EMC has released 31 contractors to help with power restoration efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana resulting from damages caused by Hurricane Ida.

The contractors will be assisting Entergy, a power company that delivers electricity to customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.  

Jackson EMC regularly uses contractors for construction, maintenance and vegetation management. The contractors released to assist with restoration efforts in Louisiana are overhead line construction crews. Contractor crews who perform vegetation management for Jackson EMC have also been released by the cooperative to assist with anticipated restoration efforts. Jackson EMC linemen and other support personnel stand ready to respond to our members, if needed.  

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 242,000 meters on 14,507 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.