Lexington electrical contracting company helping repair hurricane damage


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington electrical contracting company is helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura along the Gulf Coast.

Davis H. Elliot Company says it was ready to answer the call for help. Business Manager Tucker Nelson says about 300 employees are already in Texas and Louisiana.

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Nelson says the utility company is used to helping out after natural disasters, and he’s glad to do so.

“[I’m] really looking forward to helping people in need,” says Nelson. “They’re not going to have their lights on. It’s a change in lifestyle and we’re going to be there to help.”

Nelson says employees will help out as long as they’re needed.

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