09/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2017 18:00
Utility Crews to Help Other Floridians
September 13, 2017
Hurricane Irma brought widespread damage to the state of Florida. In Tallahassee during the storm, 50 percent of City electric customers lost service. With help from mutual aid partners from Louisiana, Nebraska and Ohio, 99 percent of customers were restored as of this morning, just two days following the storm.
'Though we couldn't be more proud of the work that our utility crews and mutual aid partners have done to restore power to the 56,000 customers impacted by the storm here in Tallahassee, we know there is a continued crisis downstate,' Mayor Andrew Gillum said.
With great need statewide for skilled professionals to help restore power, several City of Tallahassee Electric crews will report to Gainesville tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 14.
'Because there are still millions facing extended outages in Florida, tomorrow morning we will be sending our linemen to aid utility partners around the state as they work to safely and quickly get our state back to 100 percent. Tallahassee crews are the best in the business, and I know they will serve our neighbors with the same commitment, excellence and resolve as they consistently give to our community,' Mayor Gillum said.
As part of one of the largest restoration efforts in Florida history, City of Tallahassee crews will assist utility companies both public or private that need mutual aid.
Underground Utility and Public Infrastructure crews have been deployed to St. Augustine and Jacksonville.
For more information about the City of Tallahassee, visit Talgov.com.
Alison Faris, Communications Department, 891-8533
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