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KY co-op crews head south to help after Hurricane Matthew

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KENTUCKY (KFVS) -

Linemen from Kentucky's Electric Cooperative are heading south to help with damage after Hurricane Matthew.

After requests sent ahead of the storm by co-ops in Florida and South Carolina, nine Kentucky electric co-ops are sending workers to provide manpower and help.

More than 80 co-op linemen left on Friday morning, October 7, traveling to South Carolina and the area between Gainsville and Jacksonville, Fla. as part of a staging effort.

Prior to the storm, affected co-ops will often ask for out-of-state crews to travel to the area. Workers are then called depending on the severity of the destruction and the path of the storm.

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