Alliant http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa utility crews in NY brace for second storm http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-utility-crews-ny-brace-second-storm <p></p><p>Hundreds of Iowa utility workers are on the East Coast helping restore power to the thousands knocked offline by Super Storm Sandy. Just as progress is being made, another storm threatens to undo much of the work already accomplished. Lead Safety Consultant for Alliant Energy in Cedar Rapids, Kent Sodawasser says crew members are struggling with downed trees.&nbsp; Sodawasser says he was humbled today when a man wearing a red, white and blue tie shook his hand and said, "Thanks for putting my power back on, now I don't have to watch over my generator and I can go and vote."</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:46:25 +0000 Pat Blank 10368 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa utility crews in NY brace for second storm