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300 SWEPCO employees intend to assist the Orlando neighborhood with hurricane Ian preparation.



Little Rock, Arkansas – On Monday, the Southwestern Electric Power Co. said that they had a strategy to assist those who would be affected by Hurricane Ian.

According to the news release from SWEPCO, 200 contractors and 106 staff will go to Orlando to assist utility companies in their restoration operations after the hurricane’s hit.

“SWEPCO employees and contractors will be staged and ready to restore power for Florida residences and businesses once the storm passes,” said Drew Seidel, SWEPCO vice president of Distribution Region Operations. “Just as other utility companies have answered our call in times of need, we’ll be ready to assist those who are impacted by this storm.”

Crew members from the Shreveport, Natchitoches, Longview, Texarkana, and Fayetteville districts intend to travel to Orlando on Tuesday morning.

According to SWEPCO’s mutual aid program, they are prepared for any potential outages in the SWEPCO area as well.

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