Baltimore Gas and Electric employees go to help fix outages in Florida

“Irma proved to be a powerful and deadly storm”, said Jeff Rogers, Gulf Power spokesperson.

Bucket and boom trucks from El Paso Electric drove to Lake City Florida this weekend where they will be assigned to areas around the state.

“Restoring power to our Gulf Power customers is our priority”.

DelDOT is sending a crew to help with Hurricane Irma road clean up. “It’s what we do – we’re there for our neighbors in their time of need and when we need them – they send the troops to us”.

The crews have been deployed to help restore electric service to customers affected by the storm.

With millions of people still without power thanks to Hurricane Irma, Florida Power and Light began tackling the biggest outage event in its history, mobilizing an army of more than 19-thousand workers.

“Our crews are ready and anxious to help our friends to the southeast”.

Once they arrive, the crew members will be attached to the local utility. A month later, Gulf Power storm teams responded rapidly to calls for aid from Florida Public Utilities and Georgia Power, assisting with recovery operations following Hurricane Matthew.

All 10 of FirstEnergy’s utilities are part of the mutual assistance effort, which includes crews from Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company (CEI) and Toledo Edison in Ohio; Penelec, Penn Power, West Penn Power and Met-Ed in Pennsylvania; Mon Power in West Virginia; Potomac Edison in West Virginia and Maryland; and Jersey Central Power & Light in New Jersey. “That way, they’re at their ready and they make sure they can provide a strong, safe service to the customer”. “Our crews will follow direction”.

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