The 18-man power line repair crew that went to Florida to help with Hurricane Dorian is now headed to Georgia.
The Nebraska Public Power District crew was demobilized Tuesday morning when they were released by the Orlando Utilities Commission.
Hurricane Dorian slowed down and shifted in direction. It will now skirt Florida’s east coast and not make landfall, possibly striking the Carolinas later this week.
Dorian grew into a category 5 hurricane over the Labor Day weekend but by Tuesday morning had subsided into a category 2 after stalling out over the Bahamas.
NPPD crews arrived Sunday in Orlando after three days on the road.
The crew expects to be in Macon, Ga., Tuesday evening. NPPD has alerted other utilities of the availability of the crew if needed. If they are not called upon, the entire contingent is expected back in Nebraska late Thursday.