OPPD sends 15 people to help restore power in Baton Rouge

Com Ida Mutual Aid Depart Aug30 Group Shot

OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN)– Omaha Public Power District sent 15 employees to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to help with power restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida Monday afternoon.

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 includes four, three-person line crews, two transportation mechanics, and one field supervisor.  They’re expected to arrive in Baton Rouge Tuesday evening. They will work with Entergy Louisiana.

“Our linemen are happy for the opportunity to provide mutual aid support,” Eli Schiessler, said OPPD Papillion Center Manager said.

“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.”

 

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