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Local utilities flood Florida with workers for Irma recovery effort

Sam Wood, Staff Writer

Updated: Monday, September 11, 2017, 5:09 PM

Arnaldo Maldonado (left), a Gas Distribution Mechanic with PECO, chats with CEO of PECO Craig Adams prior to the start of a groundbreaking for a gas main on Saunders Drive in Wayne.

Regional utilities dispatched hundreds of employees and contractors to restore electrical power to wide swaths of Florida hit by Hurricane Irma. PECO sent 200 workers as part of a mutual assistance network to assist in recovery efforts across the state, PSE&G deployed 154 employees to Lake City, Fla., and Atlantic City Electric rolled out an additional 128 people.

More than 10 million residents were estimated to have been left in the dark after the storm struck this weekend.

“Enduring storms like Hurricane Sandy and Ice Storm Nika, we know firsthand how crucial assistance from other utilities can be in safely restoring service to customers when a severe storm hits,” said PECO president Craig Adams. “We are proud of our employees who are supporting this monumental restoration effort.”

Sam Wood, Staff Writer

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