When natural disasters strike, power companies help each other. Dominion Energy has stepped up to be part of the recovery effort from Hurricane Irma.
Dominion’s David Botkins said that more than 700 company personnel went south. “We’re going to be convening in the Daytona area and doing restoration work down there.”
The latest information available indicates that 47% of the people in the area are still without power. The impact across Florida, Botkins said, is far worse than Virginia suffered when Hurricane Isabel came through in 2003 and Florida sent help here. “There were 22 states and Canada that responded to Virginia when Isabel struck and we’re very pleased and happy to assist our neighboring utilities when there’s devastation in their service territories.”