Nearly 160 Public Service Company workers departed Tulsa on Friday to offer storm relief efforts in Virginia and Kentucky where severe weather was expected over the weekend.
The group included 60 PSO employees and 100 business partners. It involved at least 35 trucks.
They were expected to arrive Saturday night to help deal with expected outages. Their departure came as tornadoes struck Little Rock, Arkansas.
It is the second time in the past several months that PSO sent relief help to other states. In September of last year, nearly 150 PSO workers and contractors were sent to Orlando, Florida to help with cleanup and power restoration work following Hurricane Ian. PSO workers from Tulsa, McAlester and Lawton were sent to aid Tampa Electric and Duke Energy.