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My Take - Front Lineman

When bad weather happens here in the Tennessee Valley they are on the front lines.  I'm talking about the men and women that call themselves  Alabama linemen. From ice and snow to tornados they are often some of the first to be out in the elements doing what they can to bring the power back to thousands of homes. Representatives from Alabama's 22 electric cooperatives, Alabama Power Company, and the state's municipally owned electric utilities gathered last week at the State Capitol to recognize contributions made by linemen. Sadly this past Thursday a utility worker was electrocuted while clearing storm debris.  These dedicated men and women  work with thousands of volts of electricity 24 hours a day 365 days a year often under dangerous conditions.  They go out of their way leaving their families behind when disasters strike to help those who need it most.  We don't think about them much,  unless the power is out. They are a vital part of our community and we should always appreciate the work they do.   I'm Vanessa Oubre That's "My Take" What's yours?

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