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Electric Line Workers From Southwest Missouri Head To Hurricane-Devastated Areas

Four electric line workers from Nixa Utilities are in Mississippi helping to restore power following Hurricane Ida.

They were originally dispatched to Alexandria, Louisiana, according to a news release, but were released from that city to help a rural electric cooperative, Southwest Electric, in Lorman, Mississippi.

The Nixa Utilities crews are helping through a mutual aid agreement organized by the Missouri Publci Utility Alliance and at the request of preparedness coordinators for the City of Alexandria.  The alliance was able to send a total of 32 line workers from seven Missouri Cities:  Nixa, Carthage, Higginsville, Independence, Lebanon, Palmyra and Poplar Bluff.

Last year, crews from Nixa Utilities helped restore power after Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.