About 200 employees and contractors from Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric were sent Thursday morning to help restore power to hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast, KU announced.
The group includes veteran line technicians, team leaders and tree trimmers from across Kentucky, according to a KU news release.
They will help Entergy, which serves Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas, restore power and repair equipment and wires damaged by Hurricane Isaac. Crews will work in the region until they are no longer needed, the news release said.
Entergy helped in Kentucky after storms in 2008 and 2009.
"Before releasing crews, we ensure we have sufficient resources in place to handle inclement weather and day-to-day business, such as emergency situations and maintenance, in our service territories," said David Guy, director of system restoration and dispatch operations for LG&E and KU.