Gulf Power troops travel to help restore power after storms rip through Birmingham
A storm team of nearly 80 crew and support staff from Gulf Power along with 15 distribution line contractors will leave today to help sister company Alabama Power restore power in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Alabama Power reported that 35,500 customers were without power in the state, including 23,700 in the Birmingham metro area.
Power has been restored to 60 percent of customers experiencing outages following severe storms that swept through the area last night around 8 p.m.
The Gulf Power crews will deploy from various company locations including Pensacola, Crestview and Chipley later this afternoon.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by these storms in the Birmingham area,” said Rick DelaHaya, Gulf Power spokesperson. “We make every effort to respond as quickly as possible to unforeseen weather events. But this is what our crews do — restoring power and hope, whether right here at home or for our neighbors.”
Follow our crews progress on Gulf Power’s Facebook page.
Gulf Power is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company. Gulf Power serves more than 447,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida. The company’s mission is to safely provide exceptional customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity while strengthening our communities. Visit online at MyGulfPower.com or on the company’s Facebook page. News information can be found at GulfPowerNews.com.
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