NORTH HOUSTON, Texas - Dozens of Arkansas crews are in Houston and surrounding areas helping out after Harvey dumped rain in southeast Texas. One of those crews is Entergy Arkansans. They got to Houston late Tuesday night.
When the lights go out in the Natural State they get the call. Quickly, Entergy Arkansas crews respond.
One of the linemen is Jerry Miller from West Helena. He's come to Texas to lend a helping hand. "To help and to know people in need have lost their homes and are without without power."
It's their job, but this call is a bit different.
Omar Clemons is from Russellville. He and the other linemen are high in the sky turning the lights on in Houston.
"We all traveled down here to not only for our job but to help everyone in need and get their power on as soon as we can," said Miller.
There are 75 Arkansas linemen from across the state here. When they arrived they went to a safety briefing then to work.
"Our purposes here are to restore power, to help people, to help families, to help customers and keep everyone safe first and foremost," said Clemons.
They are at it several hours a day. It's a job, but they say it gets personal especially in a disaster like this.
"We actually spoke with a lady on the way down here. She got very emotional about her family being trapped in a home," said Clemons. "To be here and to help them get their power restored and to get their lives back on track is truly something we can pride in."
Helping get the lights back on and life back to normal after the flood.
When asked when the crews will head back home they said when all the power to restored.
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