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Tallahassee linemen treated to a meal as thanks for powering up Louisiana

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Posted at 10:50 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 23:50:24-04

SUNSET — Far from home and working grueling hours is just part of the job for the linemen tasked with getting power back to the people of Louisiana.

For one neighborhood in Sunset, the crew's work has not gone unnoticed. The City of Tallahassee sent their best to help get the power up and running for those left without it following Hurricane Delta. For the Mayo Boulevard Neighborhood in Sunset, the work is a blessing and they are giving thanks to these crews in great Louisiana fashion.

On Facebook, Britt Latch shared photos and video of a spread for the Florida crews in town. Latch says that they have been without power since 7:30 pm on Friday. Crews have been working 14 plus hour days to restore what has been damaged.

To help keep the linemen fueled, Latch and her neighbors provided a meal of Evangeline Maid bread, some Cajun favorites from The Best Stop Supermarket in Scott and sweets from Sunset Pharmacy and Gifts.

The crew of more than 30 workers were able to enjoy their meal in the shade under a large oak tree in the neighborhood, a "Thank You, Linemen" sign greeting them.

Latch says that the linemen travel each day to and from either New Orleans or Baton Rouge to work. The crews are staying in hotels there, the closest they could find.

From comments on Latch's post, it appears that her neighbors are ready to help again.

"They don't get enough credit for their many sacrifices," Latch said. "We are forever grateful for all your hard work, tireless hours and selfless dedication to get our power up and running."

Thank you Greetings on the Green Thank You City of Tallahassee, FL - Government for loaning us your Linemen! Thank you...

Posted by Britt Latch on Monday, October 12, 2020

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