PSO Crews returning home from Florida after Hurricane Michael

Public Service Company of Oklahoma crews are on their way home after spending the past two weeks helping restore electrical power to residents hard hit by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle.

The 120 PSO employees left Thursday. They represent the company’s Tulsa, Lawton and McAlester Districts and left Oct. 9 for Pensacola, Florida. There, they assisted Gulf Power with recovery efforts in the area.

The PSO workers spent most of their time rebuilding the electrical system in some of the hard-hit areas in and around Panama City.

“We are happy to have our workers returning home; grateful that they worked safely under challenging conditions; and appreciative for everything they did to help bring some sense of normalcy back to the lives of those impacted by the devastating hurricane,” said Steve Baker, PSO vice president, Distribution Region Operations. “We received via social media many thank-you’s and words of appreciation from people whose power we helped restore. And it is with great pride and appreciation that we, as a company, express thanks to our workers who took time away from their families to come to the aid of those in need.”