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Third Tallahassee utility crew arrives in Virgin Islands

Posted at 5:08 PM, Dec 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 13:24:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A fresh round of help is now on the ground in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The third group of City of Tallahassee utility workers now providing aid with the goal of restoring 90 percent of power there before the new year.

The third crew as left the Tallahassee International Airport on Thursday. The group will help with restoration efforts following a devastating hurricane season.

And as one crew leaves, another returns.

WTXL spoke to workers who saw the destruction firsthand and say months after those storms, conditions are still unbelievable.

"I've chased a lot of hurricanes over the years and this is by far the worst devastation I've ever seen," said Mark Vickers, who is a COT foreman. "Pools down everywhere, wires down. I mean, it was bad. But the people, they were very grateful for us being there. I mean, very appreciative."

Mark Vickers says he's thankful for the once in a lifetime experience to give back to those in need.