FEU Crews Wrap Up Hurricane Assistance
October 17, 2018
A FirstEnergy Utilities contingent is returning home after assisting with Hurricane Michael restoration efforts in Georgia and Virginia.
More than 250 line workers and support personnel from Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison, Penn Power, West Penn Power, Met-Ed, Penelec, Mon Power and Potomac Edison were involved in the restoration work. They assisted Georgia Power in Georgia and Dominion Power in Virginia with storm repairs, including assessing damage, replacing broken poles, stringing new power lines and replacing other equipment.
Hurricane Michael struck on Oct. 10 – disrupting electric service to more than 1.5 million customers across the southeastern U.S. FirstEnergy is a member of multiple mutual-assistance groups that work cooperatively to restore service to customers when a natural disaster causes large-scale power outages. FirstEnergy and its employees have been honored by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) with its “Emergency Assistance Award” for the mutual assistance the company has provided during winter and summer storms.