OGE crews expected back in Oklahoma by Tuesday

OGE line crews who left nearly two weeks ago to help with electrical power restoration following Hurricane Florence in North Carolina are expected home by Tuesday.

The 79-member team of line crews and resource personnel were expected at their respective service districts.

The crew members were deployed to help Duke Energy with restoration efforts related to Hurricane Florence. OG&E crews worked three days in the Raleigh, North Carolina area before being assigned to Wilmington where they worked for six days.

Hurricane Florence caused power outages for more than 2 million customers mainly in North Carolina. OG&E joined with more than 40,000 power industry workers to support the Florence restoration and recovery effort.

OG&E is a member of the Midwest Mutual Assistance and Southeast Electrical Exchange (SEE), which dispatches mutual assistance teams in cases of widespread outages. Companies impacted by major outage events increase the size of their workforce by utilizing (and paying) restoration workers from other companies in unaffected areas.