Ninety SWEPCO employees made their way to Georgia to help restore power after Hurricane Michael.
“In the utility industry, providing mutual aid is not a matter of ‘if,’ but a matter of ‘when,’” said Malcolm Smoak, president and COO of SWEPCO. “Our crews will keep the focus on safety as they work alongside local utility employees to get the lights back on for our fellow Americans.”
Convoys of SWEPCO trucks left from SWEPCO service centers in Northwest Louisiana; East Texas; the Texas Panhandle and Northwest and Southwest Arkansas.
Last year, SWEPCO employees helped local utilities restore power after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, respectively.
Having additional line crews, damage assessors and other support personnel can help get power back on faster for customers impacted by the storm.