It almost sounds too outrageous to be true, and yet it is not.

Hurricane Devastated NJ Town Rejects Non Union Alabama Electrical Workers

This aerial photo shows the destroyed homes left in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J.Credit: AP

With millions still struggling to get power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, non-union work crews from Alabama have been turned away by New Jersey. The reason? Their non-union status.

Hurricane Devastated NJ Town Rejects Non Union Alabama Electrical Workers

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WAFF in Alabama reports that the crews rushed to help after receiving calls from Seaside Heights, NJ. However, when they arrived, they were told that their services would not be needed. Some have returned home, while a couple of crews found a warm welcome on Long Island.

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(H/T: Joe Pags)

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