- PENSACOLA, Fla. – Gulf Power Company is sending 12 employees to Texas to assist Oncor following severe storms and tornadoes that knocked out power to approximately 150,000 customers in the north Texas area.
The employees are part of a Damage Assessment Team that will help assess the damage so crews can begin restoration efforts in the area west of Dallas. The team left this afternoon and is scheduled to arrive later in the evening.
“We are happy to assist Oncor just as they came to Northwest Florida last year to help us following Hurricane Michael,” said Gordon Paulus, Gulf Power spokesperson.
Gulf Power did not deploy any of its line crews to Texas so they will be at the ready when the same storm system that hit Texas moves through Northwest Florida as forecast.