More Alliant Workers Off to Help With Sandy Recovery

By Dave DeWitte, Reporter

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By Belinda Yeung

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Alliant Energy has sent a third wave of restoration crews to help with Superstorm Sandy recovery.

The utility said 63 employees from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa are headed for West Hempstead, N.Y., where they will work on restoring the natural gas system for National Grid.

Thirty-four of the workers are from Iowa, while 28 are from Wisconsin and one is from Minnesota. A total of 205 Alliant Energy workers have responded to the damage caused by the storm. The first wave of crews left Oct. 28, and the majority are still in New York.

“By the end of Tuesday night, Alliant Energy crews will have logged more than 19,500 hours on the East Coast,” Gebhart said in a statement released by the company. “And we know we’re not done yet.”

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