Co-op Crews Respond to Possible Tornado Damages on Smith Island

Co-op Crews Respond to Possible Tornado Damages on Smith Island

 

A&N Electric Cooperative crews and personnel are responding to damages created by a waterspout that created extensive damage on Smith Island, Md.

The waterspout - that may have become a tornado - came ashore Thursday evening, damaging homes and breaking several electric utility poles.

Cooperative personnel on nearby Tangier Island were able to respond quickly, isolated the damage and restored power to the majority of the island with a generator located there.

As of Friday morning, about 60 island residents remained without power due to the damage.

In addition to the line crews, other cooperative personnel are traveling to Smith Island to assist residents as they begin to clean up the storm damage.

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