Arkansas energy linemen assisting in fixing Alabama storm damage

After powerful stormscaused widespread damage, clean up is underway across Alabama Tuesday and Arkansansare there to help.

The fast moving stormsdowned trees and power lines have left thousands of residents withoutelectricity.

At least 20 Entergy Arkansasemployees will help get the power back on in Alabama. A caravan of five buckettrucks and another four or five smaller support vehicles left from the BaselineService Center early Tuesday morning.

"We're glad to help, as it may be us needingassistance next time around," said David Lewis, Entergy Arkansas spokesman.

Similar groups left fromfour other regions around the state.