EREC Sends Bunk Trailers for Hurricane Matthew Restoration
Posted on October 7, 2016
EREC has sent five bunk trailers and a shower trailer to Okefenokee Rural Electric Cooperative in Nahunta, Georgia, one of the co-ops in Hurricane Matthew’s path, to be used by electric co-op crewmen during power restoration.
One of the biggest challenges facing electric utilities during power restoration after disasters such as hurricanes is lodging. “It is difficult at best to find housing for hundreds or even thousands of workers in an area whose infrastructure has been devastated. For this purpose, EREC acquired trailers and renovated them into bunk housing,” said Clay Campbell, EREC General Manager/CEO.
EREC has five trailers which will sleep 33 people each. In addition, we have a shower trailer with 10 showers and sinks. The trailers are self-contained, each equipped with its own generator. The sleeper trailers have central heat/air and individual lockers for each occupant. Each bunk has overhead lighting and electrical outlets for cell phone charging. The bottom row of bunks has nighttime floor lighting as well.