FEU Helping with Hurricane Response

October 12, 2018

FirstEnergy Utilities is sending line crews and other service and support personnel to help electric utilities in Georgia and Virginia respond to power outages caused by Hurricane Michael.

  • A team of 100 employees from Toledo Edison, Ohio Edison, Penn Power and The Illuminating Company headed for Georgia on Wednesday to assist Georgia Power with restoration efforts.
  • A group of about 150 employees from Mon Power, Potomac Edison, Met-Ed, Penelec and West Penn Power is traveling to Virginia to help Dominion Energy.

FEU also released 175 contractors to join the restoration effort. The company continues to participate in mutual assistance calls as electric utilities impacted by the storm assess the need for help.

Hurricane Michael is one of the strongest storms on record to hit the U.S. mainland. It struck the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane – packing 155 mph winds. Michael weakened to a tropical storm on Thursday as it headed on a path across the southeastern U.S.

Hurricane Michael has disrupted electric service to more than 1.5 million customers across the southeast.

FEU sends personnel to help with major storm restoration efforts through mutual assistance agreements with utility groups. Check out the video below – recognizing family members who hold down the home front while their loved ones are out of town assisting others.