Concho Valley Electric Co-op Sends Crew to Help Restore Power After Hurricane


SAN ANGELO, TX - Concho Valley Electric Cooperative in San Angelo sent a crew of workers to southeast Texas on Tuesday to help with power restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl.

The crew of Newt Kitchens, Arian Gutierrez, Adrian Herrera, Raul Rivera and Levi Scott could be gone for up to a week, said Staci Walter, a manager with Concho Valley Electric Co-op.

The trip from San Angelo to Kirbyville - where the crew will be stationed - is about 425 miles and takes about seven hours to drive. It's less than 10 miles from the Louisiana border.

With more than 2 million Texans reported to be out of power after the hurricane made landfall, the effort to restore power has been massive.

"All of the co-ops talk with each other. And if anybody needs help, we volunteer if we have crews available," Walter said. "If they still need help after a week and if we have resources available, we'll send another crew."

Concho Valley Electric Co-op is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing electricity to rural residents.

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