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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 4:55am

Ga. Helps In Hurricane Cleanup

Updated: 3 years ago.
Power crews in Virginia and North Carolina are getting help from Georgia crews in restoring electricity in hurricane-affected areas. (Photo: Vicki-Mundoo)

Georgia is lending a hand in the emergency recovery and cleanup effort from the effects of Hurricane Irene along the East Coast.

Over the weekend, Fort Stewart sent nine of its Black Hawk helicopters from southeast Georgia to New York state to assist. The Army helicopters and their crews of 38 soldiers were headed for Fort Drum, N.Y., about 320 miles north of New York City.

There's also been help from Georgia in the restoration of electricity. Georgia Power sent 300 workers to near the Virginia-North Carolina line to help. And about 60 linemen from Georgia EMC’s are in Jacksonville-North Carolina to help restore power there.

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