North Texas power crews sent to Florida to help restore electricity

More than 2.5 million people in Florida are without power due to the enormous damage caused by now-Tropical Storm Ian.

Thousands of linemen and power personnel from other states have already arrived in Florida in preparation for the necessary work to restore energy.

Tuesday before daylight, over 500 representatives from Oncor, the power utility serving North Texas, departed for Florida.

“According to Kaiti Blake, a meteorologist for Oncor, mutual aid is crucial for the restoration of energy following natural disasters. “Over the past few years, Oncor has dispatched crews to replace electricity lines in the aftermath of wildfires in California and hurricanes in Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico.”

Denton Municipal Electric responded to the request for aid by sending 17 employees to Florida on Wednesday to assist with power restoration.

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