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07/10/05

Savannah Workers Help Storm Victims

Crews from Savannah Electric are already on their way to help the victims of Hurricane Dennis. One hundred and 18 tree cutters, power line workers and damage assessment employees loaded up their trucks. They left town at seven o'clock Sunday morning.

They'll be staging in Valdosta with Georgia Power workers. Savannah Electric employees will then move into the Florida Panhandle tomorrow morning.

"Obviously, with a storm like this there will be outages," explained John Kraft, with Savannah Electric. "People really rely on the electric service and so we like to help out as quickly as we can to get on the scene. It will be days and days that they're struggling with this, so the sooner we get there, the sooner we can get lights back on."

Home Depot employees in Savannah are also on alert to help Dennis' victims. Stores are making a list of people who want to help. The main office will decide early this week who they will send and exactly where they will go.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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