WST linemen help with Hurricane Laura devastation

Linemen from Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative are now in southwest Louisiana helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

The entire electric system of Jeff Davis Electric Cooperative was hit head-on by the hurricane.

Shown in the photo above are the linemen now helping the Jeff Davis Co-op. They will be relieved this week by another group from WST. From left to right are Trevor Cooper, Calvin Dufrene, Matt Smith, Seneca Conerly, Nathan Taylor, Jake Williams, Jimmy Jenkins, Brian Miller and Interim Operations Manager Willie Chauvin.

Residents of Washington Parish can vividly remember linemen from around the nation who came here to help restore power after Hurricane Katrina --- now WST is returning the favor.

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