EL DORADO — Several El Dorado based Westar Energy crews headed to Florida Monday to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma hit the state over the weekend. The eight crews arrived Tuesday night and will join eight other crews sent from the Wichita, El Dorado, Hutchinson, Newton and Emporia areas.
They will help Florida Power and Light restore power to the state. There are around 290 contractors who assist Westar and are also headed to help. This includes both linemen and tree trimmers.