JEA crews help storm victims in Baltimore

Published On: Nov 01 2012 10:34:15 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 12:28:32 AM EDT

Baltimore is just one of several cities experiencing the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

Parts of the city's famous harbor were damaged and thousands of people in outlying areas were left in the dark after trees knocked down power lines.

Jacksonville Electrical Authority ventured north to help with the recovery effort.

Since arriving, JEA worker Chip Richardson and his crew have been working around the clock to help the victims of Sandy's wrath.

"When we pulled into town, we had about 200,000 without lights. Within the first two days we had them to 80,000. Now I hear it's down to 20,000," said Richardson.

JEA and the City of Baltimore have a mutual aid agreement. They have helped each other before.

Richardson said the people of Baltimore are thankful for the help.

"Most people are happy to see us when we pull up. They know we're from out of town because the trucks don't look familiar. They're happy to see anybody there whose there to help them," said Richardson. "It always feels good when you can get out of town and you can help other people. It's nice when people are happy to see you. It makes it feel worthwhile."