Rocky Mountain Power comes to aid Hurricane Irma victims

09/12/2017 - SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) While Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, it continues to wreak havoc along the southeastern part of the U.S.

The storm has killed at least 11 people, produced massive flooding and has caused over 8 million people to be without power in five different states, with over 6 million in just Florida alone. To talk about those outages and what they're doing to help, Tiffany Erickson from Rocky Mountain Power joined Good Morning Utah with Emily Clark.

Rocky Mountain Power is sending a team to Georgia to help with Hurricane Irma and the expected electricity outages. Local crews are assembling now from Cedar City, Moab, Price, American Fork, Ogden, Layton, Jordan Valley, SL Metro, Rexburg and Shelley.

The crew will be assisting teams from Georgia Power and will include 30 company journeyman, 9 company managers, one company equipment mechanic, and 12 contract journeyman.

Each three-man crew will include a bucket truck, line truck, and service pickup.


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