Appalachian Power Sending Help to Louisiana

Appalachian Power officials say about 200 company employees will be traveling toward Louisiana in anticipation that they will be needed to restore power to those affected by Tropical Storm Isaac.

The storm is expected to become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall mid-week.

Officials say Appalachian Power workers left to Florida over the weekend but were re-directed as the storm's track moved west.

The group is made up of line mechanics and tree crews from across the company's Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia territory.

In total, AEP will send 650 workers from its 11-state territory.

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