Gulf Power troops travel to East Coast before Hurricane Joaquin hits

PENSACOLA, Florida— A cavalry of more than 100 crew and support staff, including 52 line personnel, from Gulf Power will depart Friday, Oct. 2 to help Dominion Virginia Power in Richmond, Va., to prepare for possible widespread outages in the area due to Hurricane Joaquin.

The crews will strike out Friday morning from various company locations including Pensacola, Crestview and Chipley.

“Our crews are very experienced at storm restoration and we are always happy to help other utilities in the face of a major storm,” said Rick DelaHaya, Gulf Power spokesperson. “Hopefully the storm will track in a different direction but if it does hit the East Coast, Gulf Power crews will be ready to help restore power for Dominion’s customers living in the region.”

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 company¹s mission is to safely provide exceptional customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity while strengthening our communities. Visit online at or on the company¹s Facebook page. News information can be found at