A few of the visiting energy firm staff have been handled to a Florida delicacy Thursday in Hillsborough County.
About one hundred linemen from Missouri and Oklahoma loved fried gator tail on the Venue by the Lake in Thonotosassa. Mash potatoes, beans and ham have been additionally on the menu.
State Rep. Neil Combee (R) Lakeland and native gator trapper Julie Harter stated they put collectively the dinner to point out their appreciation for the exhausting-understanding-of-state crews.
“We’re simply so grateful,” Harter stated. “It might have actually been extra devastating than it was and granted all of us had some sort of injury however some individuals misplaced their houses some misplaced members of their households and family members.
“We had a pair days of warmth and sticky climate and plenty of yard work to do.”
The electrical firm staff have been equally appreciative.
“We have been down right here since (final) Thursday,” stated Codey Hale with Capitol Electrical. “We do not know once we’re going house. (We’ll be right here so long as it takes.”