Omaha Public Power District is sending 15 employees to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to help with power restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. More than 1 million electric customers are without power in Louisiana and Mississippi due to one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the U.S. mainland.
OPPD’s team – including four, three-person line crews, two transportation mechanics, and one field supervisor – left Monday at noon and are expected to arrive in Baton Rouge this evening. They will work with Entergy Louisiana.
“Our linemen are happy for the opportunity to provide mutual aid support,” said OPPD Papillion Center Manager Eli Schiessler, who is overseeing the effort.
“It’s particularly gratifying to be able to help another community, given the level of support we have received from other utilities this year in our service territory.”
Check OPPD’s The Wire and our social media channels for updates and photos from our mutual aid crews.