PPL Readies Resources For Response To Florence

September 13, 2018 GMT

PPL readies resources for response

PPL Electric Utilities is preparing for Hurricane Florence and is bolstering available manpower to respond to potential power outages from the storm.

A direct hit by the storm is not forecast for Pennsylvania, but rain may cause flooding and already saturated ground could contribute to tree-related outages, a news release from PPL states.

All employees — including hundreds of line workers, electricians and other skilled technicians — are ready to respond if needed. PPL also has more than 200 additional workers — including contract line crews and workers to clear downed trees — ready to help restore power to customers, if needed.

“As with any storm situation, we have a detailed plan in place to respond,” said Steph Raymond, vice president, distribution operations. “We will work around the clock to restore power to affected customers. We’ve been working for years to strengthen our grid to reduce outages and help us restore power more quickly.”