It was 10 years ago Tuesday, Sept. 16, when Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Northwest Florida and devastated the area. Here are a few Gulf Power photos from 2004. Click the first photo to launch the gallery.
About 5,000 poles had to be replaced on the Gulf Power system following Hurricane Ivan. Hurricane Ivan wreaked damage all across Northwest Florida. Gulf Power crews worked tirelessly for 13 days, restoring power to customers who could receive power. More than 22,000 miles of wire had to replaced. More than 3,000 transformers were replaced. More than 4,000 outside workers came to assist Gulf Power, including workers from Canada. This Savannah Power crew helped restore power in the Pace area. Crews from 23 states and Canada assisted Gulf Power. Staging areas with large air-conditioned tents. Gulf Power had supplies ready before Hurricane Ivan hit.