OK Asplundh Crews Going To Help As Hurricane Florence Approaches

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 6:36 am
By: Dave Davis

More than 10 million people in three states are now under storm warnings or watches as Hurricane Florence moves towards the Carolina coast.

The storm is expected to make landfall Friday. It could stall, bringing feet of rain and storm surge to the Carolinas and Virginia.

Oklahomans stand ready to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence by sending several support crews.

Crews from Oklahoma have been leaving all throughout the week, and Thursday, a group of tree removal experts is getting ready to go.

Asplundh trucks are staged and ready to go in Broken Arrow. Line clearance is one of Asplundh's specialties, and a family member of a crew member said this is the second wave to go after a smaller group left earlier this week.

Thursday’s crew represents people from the offices in Sand Springs, Broken Arrow, and Tulsa.

Other Oklahomans are already in the Carolinas or on their way, including OG&E, American Red Cross and many others.

9/10/2018 Related Story: Tulsa Company Sending Help To Carolinas In Advance Of Hurricane Florence

PSO is supposed to confirm with us if they are sending a group as well.