Alabama Power Crews Travel to East Coast to Assist in Storm Restoration

| August 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Tropical Storm Isaias swept across the East Coast this week, producing high winds, heavy rain, and tornadoes, and leaving millions without power.

Wednesday morning, Alabama Power sent 133 lineworkers and 94 support personnel to New Jersey to assist utility FirstEnergy in its storm response.

Upon arrival, the company will support FirstEnergy subsidiary Jersey Central Power and Light, which serves 1.1 million customers in the central and northern parts of the state. Tropical Storm Isaias began moving into New Jersey Tuesday and was producing heavy rains and high winds with gusts reaching 65 mph. Rainfall in portions of the state was expected to exceed 6 inches.

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