Laredo AEP Employees To Help In Hurricane Recovery
People in the northeast are already feeling the effects of hurricane sandy and the hurricane hasn't even made landfall.
And here in Laredo people are preparing to help in the recovery.
AEP Texas has employees on the way and the salvation army is on standby for what some say will be a huge recovery effort.
A cold front full moon and hurricane sandy producing a monster storm in the northeast where hundreds of thousands are without power and flooding has forced mandatory evacuations.
Meterologists say the worst is yet to come.
“It may take a while to get the infrastructure back up utilities and power.”
AEP Texas employees are ready to help in the recovery.
13 employees from the Laredo district are now headed to West Virginia to wait out the storm with other crews from across the nation.
“These employees are a contingent of linemen assessors that go determine the damage.”
Prepared to go to work as soon as sandy passes.
“Restoration as quickly and safely as possible”
And Laredo's salvation army is also keeping a close eye on the storm.
“We are now on standby waiting for headquarters to call us.”
Ortiz says they're prepared to help the red cross in it's efforts to give shelter and food.
The power may go back on in a few days but Ortiz expects hurricane sandy to leave lasting effects.
“Sometimes when they come back they find their home in ruins. full of water.”
“There will be some people that will have to replace their entire home.”
“We pray that its not as strong as it is.”
Ortiz expects a long recovery after the powerful storm.
Hurricane sandy is being blamed for the deaths of 65 people in the Caribbean.