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City of Tallahassee, FSU partner up to give out of town crews place to stay

City of Tallahassee, FSU partner up to give out of town crews place to stay
City of Tallahassee, FSU partner up to give out of town crews place to stay
Posted at 5:10 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:38:29-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee and Florida State University partnered up to provide out of town tree and line crews a place to stay. 

FSU opened up a large room of the Civic Center, and the City of Tallahassee Utilities bought enough blow up mattresses, sheets, and towels for 337 workers.

Monday night, 110 slept there.

They've come from places like Virginia, Tennessee, South Florida, Alabama, and Maryland.

Commissioner Scott Maddox says they've done a great job and the city just wanted to make sure they are comfortable while they are here.  

"Everyone was willing to open up their houses for electric line crews because that's the kind of city Tallahassee is, but they all wanted to be together, to stay with their crews, so this was the best solution," said Maddox. "They were very happy with it. We provided them with snacks and of course they have meals provided for them and all those different things." 

As a thank you gift, the city is allowing the crews to keep the air mattresses and other items, as they will be heading west to help out areas hit harder by Hurricane Michael.