Oncor deploys crews to Florida

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This GOES-16 satellite image taken Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 14:20 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian, right, moving over open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to grow into a potentially devastating Category 3 hurricane before hitting the U.S. mainland late Sunday or early Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia. (NOAA via AP)

(Big 2/Fox 24) – Hurricane Dorian is on a collision course with Florida, according to recent reports. As the storm push towards the U.S., Oncor is sending crews to help assist in power restorations efforts.

The company plans to send 100 employees and contractors who volunteered for the opportunity.

“Hurricane Dorian is still a few days out, but we know firsthand how much of a difference it can make to have critical restoration resources prepositioned closer to the potentially impacted areas before such a severe storm makes landfall. While we urge Floridians to be prepared, we also want them to know their Texas neighbors are on the way, and we will be ready to help restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” said Keith Hull, Vice President of Distribution Operations at Oncor. “This type of event is exactly why we have worked so hard to maintain mutual assistance partnerships across the country and we are honored to join our fellow electric utilities in providing this critical support.”

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