Lethbridge helps Medicine Hat with aftermath of storm
Lethbridge is lending a help hand to the city of Medicine Hat following the devastating wind storm that took place in the area earlier this week. More than 7,500 people are without power. A Lethbridge city official says they have always had a good working relationship with Medicine Hat and did not hesitate to help when asked by the head of the utility department there.
“We always have been helping each other out when in need whether that’s materials and shortage of things just in regular day to day activities. We did go a few years ago and I sent a couple of crews a few years ago in a windstorm and helped them restore them as well. I think that’s why Josh reached out originally so quick because it was early afternoon when he first touched base saying ‘hey can you in any way possible help us out.’ I think it’s just the working relationship we’ve had for the last few years,” said Gary Smith, Electric Operations Distribution Manager for the City of Lethbridge.
As of Tuesday, Lethbridge sent a crew of five personnel with four vehicles on Tuesday to Medicine Hat to help with the aftermath.