More than 300 Public Service Company of Oklahoma employees and contract personnel today left for Florida to help restore electric service to some of the millions who lost power during Hurricane Irma. The contingent includes line crews, servicers, tree crews and support personnel.
Caravans of trucks left early this morning from PSO service centers in Tulsa, Lawton and McAlester. They expect to make it as far as Birmingham, AL, tonight and arrive in the Tampa, FL area on Tuesday.
“Many of our workers have just returned after two weeks in south Texas helping our sister company, AEP Texas, recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,” said Steve Baker, Vice President, Distribution Operations. “And now, our employees are again leaving their homes and families to help others in need, which demonstrates their extraordinary level of service and sacrifice.”
It is not yet known how long the PSO crews will be in Florida, but they were told before departing to be prepared for an extended stay.