California Utility Crews Head East to Help Recovery Effort
Recovery work continues after Hurricane Sandy, with firefighters and utility crews from California helping out.
Tim Bedford with PG&E is in Westchester County New York. He has a team of more than 160 helping in hardest-hit areas.
Bedford says his crews are in “large general areas that were hit hard. Trees, things like that have taken down poles, crossarms, power lines. We’re going to provide a full scale support effort, we’re more than just a repair team.”
California utility workers are watching out for and working around hazards like standing water, abandoned pets and medical waste.
Crews will be there for at least three weeks. State Emergency Management officials say 14 members of urban search and rescue teams are also helping FEMA.