Ohio Repair And Relief Workers Headed To Florida

Ohio repair and relief workers headed to Florida

Workers from Ohio are making their way down to Florida to help victims of Hurricane Frances. American Electric Power is sending 170 repair workers to help restore power to than five million people.

The workers were sent to West Virginia last night to assemble. Frances hit Florida yesterday, dumping more than 13 inches of rain on the state's central east coast. Frances has weakened into a tropical storm and is expected to move into the Florida panhandle today and then into Georgia and Alabama. An AEP spokeswoman says repair workers can expect 16-hour workdays when they get to Florida.

There are also 79 Ohio Red Cross volunteers working in Florida. And the Ohio Emergency Management Agency sent four employees to help Florida EMA officials.