Tampa area power crews to assist in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
Crews from Tampa Electric and Florida Power and Light are heading to the Northeast to assist in restoring power to the thousands who will be devastated by Hurricane Sandy. TECO is sending about 100 workers to assist in restoring power, and that group joins 175 tree and line contractors who will assist with storm restoration. They will leave around noon on Monday for the two-day drive and are prepared to stay for two weeks. In addition to the crews in the field, TECO customer service professionals have begun assisting four other utilities – NSTAR, Pepco, Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva – with customer calls. FPL is deploying more than 560 employees and contractor restoration workers to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., to assist with restoration efforts.Hurricane Sandy is expected to cause extensive power outages when it batters the Atlantic Coast. In other news:
News Channel 8 reporters Adrienne Pedersen and Chip Osowski contributed to this report.