On the morning of Sept. 18, CenterPoint Energy deployed nearly 70 linemen and support personnel from Houston to assist with power restoration efforts in Pensacola, Florida, because of Hurricane Sally's extensive damage.
"Our linemen are skilled to perform in any type of conditions, just like they do for our customers at home," said Ed Scott, director of distribution operations for CenterPoint Energy. "We are fully committed to restoring power to affected customers as safely and quickly as possible."
CenterPoint Energy crews were expected to begin working 16-hour shifts after the safety and onboarding process was complete and would continue to take the necessary steps to protect the safety and well-being of customers, employees, contractors, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CenterPoint Energy is part of electric utility mutual assistance programs that provide access to thousands of linemen and tree trimmers from around the country to lend a hand during widespread power outage emergencies. Over the years, CenterPoint Energy crews have responded and restored power to hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the country who have been left in the dark following hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms.