Westmoreland Electric Services went to work to help our neighbors in the Connellsville area that were victims of flash flooding that happened Sunday evening August 28, 2016.
WES offered assistance to homes in the “Dutch Town” area of Connellsville along North Street, Connell Street and York Avenue. With a crew of eight electricians and a project manager, we went home to home to access the damages caused by the flood waters. Once the survey was completed and it was determined that the house was not going to be condemned, we started replacing electrical circuit breaker panels and meter sockets that were submerged under water. The objective was to make the electrical service safe enough so that the power company could reconnect the power and the homeowner would have power to their flooded home!
All labor for this effort was donated by Westmoreland Electric. All material was donated by Cardello Electric Supply of Uniontown and Scott Electric Supply of Greensburg.
We were able to address the needs of 22 home owners in the flooded area. Work started on September 1st and was completed by September 14th. Brian Coll, an electrical inspector for K-2 Electrical Inspections donated his services to do the electrical inspection that were required to be performed before the power company would energize the homes.
Workers for WES included Michael Kitta who coordinated the effort with local authorities, Tyler Cowen, Matt Fine, William Miller, Joe Negri, Dillon Pizzuto, Dana Riffle, Adam Saunders and Travis Tucholski. Phillip Hunt and Brian Owens also assisted with surveying the damage and compiling the list of home owners to be helped.
The people in this flooded area still have a long way to go to restore their homes and their lives. Westmoreland Electric Services was happy to help get some of this process started for them!
Phillip E. Hunt
Keith A. Impink
Brian P. Owens
John P. Roddy
Christopher K. Schreckengost
Managers – Westmoreland Electric Services