Skip to comments.Hydro One crews heading to Florida after Irma leaves millions in the dark
Posted on 09/11/2017 5:27:43 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian
Hydro One is sending crews to Florida in an effort to support the millions of people left without power in the wake of hurricane Irma.
The operator of Ontarios largest electricity distribution system says its getting ready to send 175 employees south.
Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses lost power in the storm that made landfall in the U.S. on Sunday, and utility officials say it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone.
Hydro One says crews are expected to start crossing the border into the U.S. at about 6 p.m. Monday, and should reach the affected areas by Wednesday afternoon.
It says it has reciprocal agreements in place across North America to provide assistance during significant power outages.
With the massive amount of timber required to rebuild, hopefully Mr. Trump will reconsider the tarriff situation on softwood lumber.
Canadian crews can enjoy some tropical sun...and they can be back home in time for blizzard season.
I pretty frequently travel I-91 which runs from the Quebec border down to Long Island Sound.When I take it heading home I'm invariably passed by those huge logging trucks,all of which feature Quebec plates.My hunch is that there's no shortage of Quebec lumber headed down the East Coast.
It's true that we should have,and can have,a mutually beneficial trade agreement.The only serious problem I have with NAFTA is Mexico.
Work fast! Jose is on his way.
Maybe these guys will pitch in when Jose hits.
Crews from PUD in Washington state are headed to Florida to help restore electrical power.
I can't believe I used to just suffer without power. Never again.
Crews from all over the east and southeast are heading there.
Maybe he would consider lifting the bans that have destroyed the logging industry in the northwest.
Tell FEMA or your State officials that you have a generator. They will confiscate your generator, give it to their State buddy where you will never see it again.
Don’t Canucks typically wait a few more months before going to Florida?
I can believe it.
Heard enough similar stories for all my life.
I’m in ATL. Half the state is without power, and I’ve been without grid power for going on 6 hours. Generator has been going for 4-1/2. Refrigerator, lights, network stack, TV, computer. Have extension cords across the driveways so my neighbor can run his refrigerator and a few lights as well.
Bought this one in late Summer of 1999, and it paid for itself a few months later in a winter storm in late January of 2000. We were without grid power for 60 hours, and it ran the furnace as well as the above. Neighbor’s furnace, too.
I saw a bunch of crews in a convoy this morning on I-95 in Maryland. First of many.
175 people won’t even begin to be of help. SIL runs his own Power Crew who does storm damage all over, and they are Orange Park based for that Power company and have over 200 people.
Why are they not burying cables under ground instead above where anything can fall on them and break them. Areas in Memphis where they have gone to this method see fewer outages. And Memphis can’t do any thing right as they are STUPID DEM controlled.
Quote: “175 people wont even begin to be of help.”
These people are VOLUNTEERS. Yes, they are receiving pay for their services, but they are giving up the comforts of their homes, disrupting their lives, driving over 1,000 miles to help, and you disparage their contribution! They’ll be working 12-16 hour days, eating cold food, as there is no electricity until they reconnect. It is NOT a FL vacation for them!
In your FR profile, you call yourself a ‘child of the King’. I hope that you mean Jesus,but from your uncharitable comment, it is not obvious.
Yes, they’ll need as many crews as can come, to repair and reconnect. Even so, it will be weeks until everyone is reconnected.
Bullcrap. 175 men (with their gear) from this utility, another 175 from that utility ... adds up to quite an army pretty quickly.
We don’t use 50 hz and very little 600 volts. What are they going to do? j/k.
Thank you for the help from Canada!
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