UP Logging Company helping with hurricane relief

CHANNING — The destruction that Hurricane Irma caused to Florida is still being felt today. It could take months, even years, to reconstruct homes and businesses in the Sunshine State.

One Upper Peninsula logging company based in Channing is helping out by removing and hauling debris. The first truck from Carey Logging arrived in the Lake Placid Area Tuesday.

President Ryan Carey tells ABC 10 that three or four trucks total will eventually be in Florida to help with the cleanup efforts. Trucks are loading up wood debris, brush and fallen trees and hauling the contents to local dump sites.

The company is being contracted to do the work, helping a state that needs all the help it can get right now.

“When Hurricane Irma hit we got a call from a contractor, and we decided why not; we’ve got good contacts and let’s give this a shot,” said Carey. “We decided it would be a good time to get down there to help out and cleanup. There’s definitely plenty of work to do down there.”

Carey says the company could be removing and hauling debris there for the next six months.