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NPPD worker helps restore power for those affected by Superstorm Sandy

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Jerry Lewis mostly helped install new power poles and lines in West Virginia. Jerry Lewis mostly helped install new power poles and lines in West Virginia.
NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV/US92) -

It's been one month to the day since Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the east coast, devastating homes and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

One of the workers who helped restore power shared his story.

Jerry Lewis of Norfolk, Nebraska was among a group of workers from NPPD that were dispatched to West Virginia and then New Jersey to help restore power to those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Lewis says he's been helping with disaster assistance for NPPD since the eighties, mostly with tornadoes and he said he's never seen anything like the widespread damage Sandy caused.

Lewis mostly helped install new power poles and lines and said the mountainous terrain of West Virginia made the tough job even harder.

He said he never really adjusted to the West Virginia landscape.

Jerry Lewis, an NPPD employee said, "At night when you went back to camp, which was the tent you were sleeping in, you were tired. I had always wanted to go out to Colorado and work but this changed my ways."

Lewis said the area he worked in was exactly like the mountains of Colorado.

He said the experience made him appreciate the relatively easy experiences here in Nebraska.

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