FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Workers from the Frankfort Plant Board and the city of Berea are on their way to Florida to help officials there begin to repair power infrastructure in the area, as Hurricane Irma is battering the region.
According to Frankfort Plant Board officials, four trucks from the city left Sunday morning to meet up with a crew from Berea, who are also heading to Florida.
Frankfort's workers are heading to Clewiston, which has approximately 7,600 people. They left with two bucket trucks, a digger derrick truck and a pickup truck filled with food, water and other supplies.
The team is planning on driving to northern Florida to ride out the storm Sunday night, before continuing to Clewiston on Monday.
"There wasn't any hesitation or question about whether we could do it,"said Cathy Lindsey, FPB's public information coordinator. "We just knew it was the right thing to do. In fact, all of our guys wanted to go. In the face of such potential devastation, this is what we can do to help."
The teams plan on staying in Florida anywhere from seven to 15 days.