Photo courtesy of Mississippi Power
Following Tropical Storm Henri’s landfall over the weekend, Mississippi Power is sending assistance to the northeast.
A storm team of more than 30 linemen, engineers and support personnel along with 50 additional contracted employees left Sunday morning to travel north on a two-day journey to assist customers in the New York City area.
“We’re packed and prepared to stay as long as it takes to get the job done,” Team Lead Patrick Leathers said. “Our crews are happy to help our northern neighbors because we know they would return the favor when the time comes and it’s our customers in need.”
The storm made landfall in Rhode Island on Sunday and, as of this morning, nearly 60,000 residents were without power across the region. Henri brought strong winds and continuous heavy rainfall with some areas of New Jersey getting nearly 9 inches of rain.
“We are fortunate that our customers were not impacted by this particular system, however, we want to be able to lend a hand whenever we can,” Support Team Lead Stellamarie Rodriguez said “Restoration trips like this one help keep us storm-ready for our customers back home.”
Mississippi has yet to bear the brunt of a named storm as hurricane season continues through November 30th.