Alabama Power’s storm team of 249 lineworkers and support personnel, along with 280 contractors from across the state, departed Saturday morning for the Northeast ahead of Hurricane Henri to provide assistance after the storm.
Hurricane Henri, now a Category 1 storm and the third hurricane of the season, is expected to bring heavy wind and rain to Long Island and New England as it moves into the region Sunday.
“Our storm team is prepared and traveling today to assist those in need following Hurricane Henri,” said Corey Sweeney, Alabama Power’s Storm Center Operations manager. “Our customers know they can count on us to respond after a storm and we take pride in offering mutual assistance and supporting our fellow utilities.”
Alabama Power sent crews and support personnel to the East Coast last year following Tropical Storm Isaias. The company is implementing plans to maintain safe operations and follow established COVID-19 protocols as the storm team returns to the East Coast to help restore power to those affected by Hurricane Henri.
For more information on how Alabama Power customers can prepare for storms, visit alabamapower.com/storm, where you can sign up for personalized Outage Alerts and track outages in your area on the Outage Map.