Hurricane Sandy’s Impact Felt Even in Arkansas
Hurricane Sandy may have been 900 miles away from Arkansas, but the state is feeling effects from the storm in other ways.
Unlike Katrina in 2005, when cars with out-of-state plates filled area hotel parking lots, the local impact is a bit more indirect this time. There’s been canceled flights and delayed earnings reports, as well as this:
- Entergy Arkansas Inc. sent 131 linemen, contractors and support personnel to the East Coast, hitting areas between New York and Maryland. Another 78 are due to go out after the weekend.
Arkansas Electric Cooperatives is sending 34 workers to the East Coast to assist in restoring power. The co-op says 12 bucket trucks, three digger-derrick trucks, 10 pick-up trucks and other equipment are on its way to Pearl River, N.Y., just over the northern border of New Jersey, to help efforts being led by Con-Edison. Click here to read the full story from our partners at ArkansasBusiness.com.