On September 7, 220 Consumers Energy employees and contractors set out for Florida to help restore power to the millions impacted by Hurricane Irma, joining an army of over 50,000 workers from across the USA and Canada. As of September 12, workers are coordinating restoration efforts in the Boca Raton area. They will return to Michigan on September 21.
On September 13, a new contingent of 130 lineworkers, damage assessors, supervisors, safety personnel and other field employees left Michigan to assist with restoration efforts in Atlanta, Georgia. As of September 18, that contingent had finished their restoration efforts and returned to Michigan.
“We have all seen the images of utter devastation from Irma, and the reports we’re getting back from our colleagues already in Florida emphasize the need for more assistance in the region,” said Guy Packard, vice president of electric operations. “We have been fortunate to receive assistance from out of state after severe weather in Michigan. Now it’s time for us to return the favor.”
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