PSO crews bound for Florida after Hurricane Irma cuts power for millions
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- More than 300 PSO workers and contract personal were dispatched Monday to Florida to help restore power to the millions left without electricity during Hurricane Irma.
As of Monday morning, more than 6.2 million homes and businesses were without power throughout Florida.
A caravan of trucks with line crews, servicers, tree crews and support personnel left early Monday morning from PSO service centers in Tulsa, Lawton and McAlester. They'll stop in Birmingham, Ala. Monday night before arriving in the Tampa, Fla. area 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's not yet clear how long the PSO crews will be in Florida, but they are prepared for an extended stay.