Demarva Power and DelDOT help with Hurricane Irma cleanup

Marco Green
September 12, 2017

El Paso Electric crews are assisting in restoring power to Florida after several hundred thousand residents were left without power due to outages caused by Hurricane Irma this weekend.

The 100-person storm team will depart Tuesday morning.

They plan to spend the next two weeks working to restore power to millions affected by Hurricane Irma.

DelDOT is sending a crew to help with Hurricane Irma road clean up. Employees from other utilities around the country are also helping to restore power.

Once they arrive, the crew members will be attached to the local utility.

David Wheeler sits down to eat his food at Kretch’s on Marco Island Fla. Tuesday Sept. 12 2017. Kretch’s and CJ’s teamed up to feed hot meals to those without power after Hurricane Irma
Demarva Power and DelDOT help with Hurricane Irma cleanup

Right now, they are planning to be in Florida for a week, but could be expected to stay there longer if needed, or be brought home sooner if there are more pressing needs here in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Recently, in 2016, Gulf Power responded to the City of Tallahassee and Georgia Power following Hurricane Hermine's landfall.

It's part of a mutual assistance effort. For these efforts, Gulf Power was awarded the Edison Electric Institute Assistance Award or its extraordinary work assisting in power restoration efforts in a neighboring or nearby electric company. "That way, they're at their ready and they make sure they can provide a strong, safe service to the customer".

Follow our crews progress on Gulf Power's Facebook>; page.

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