A Derecho (Summer Storm) hits Mid-Atlantic States in June 2012

A severe summer storm called a Derecho hit the mid-Atlantic states in June causing major power outages.  A Derecho (Spanish for straight) is a widespread and long-lived, violent convectively induced straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms in the form of a squall line usually taking the form of a bow echo – (Wikipedia). Ertel Construction, Inc. currently has crews mobilized to aid in the restoration of power due to the severe storms on June 29th . Ertel’s crews worked diligently to restore power in the hardest hit areas of West Virginia during times of record heat. Our crews are working for FirstEnergy company Potomac Edison in the West Virginia counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Mineral, and Morgan. Ertel also has crews working for AEP company Appalachian Power in the West Virginia counties of Fayette, Kanawha, and Raleigh. The crews will continue to work through the holiday weekend until all power has been restored in these locations.