ComEd Sends 200 Crews for Restoration Assistance and Recovery in Florida

Crews are preparing to stay for at least two weeks.

WTVO/WQRF - As Florida is still suffering widespread damage from Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Irma, ComEd has sent 200 ComEd and contractor crews to provide restoration assistance and recovery efforts to the state.

700 highly trained utility personnel are expected to stay down there for at least two weeks. Contractors departed on Thursday, ComEd crews left on Sunday. They will be assisting Florida Power and Light and Duke Electric in turning the power back on throughout the state.

"We are very fortunate to have experienced and dedicated employees who, day in and day out, manage the complex electrical grid that powers nearly 4 million customer homes and businesses in Illinois," said Terence Donnelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ComEd. "Our employees are eager to use that experience to help others and are looking forward to providing their assistance to residents and utilities in Florida."

Most crews arrived Monday, receiving a safety briefing before beginning work immediately.

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