Crews from Delmarva Power are scheduled to arrive in Newark tomorrow, Sept. 24, after assisting with efforts to restore power in Florida after Hurricane Irma.
Delmarva Power crews and additional support personnel are returning home to Delaware and Maryland this weekend after assisting with power restoration efforts in the southern United States in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Workers are scheduled to return to the Delmarva Power New Castle Region Office in Newark in the afternoon Sunday, Sept. 24.
Crews were working for the past two weeks in Melbourne and Fort Myers, Florida as part of an emergency assistance network that coordinates restoration efforts.
"Crews from utilities across the country supported our response to Hurricane Sandy, and other major storms, and we are glad to return the favor," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "We are proud of our dedicated employees and contractors who are answering the call for help."
More than 121 Delmarva Power employees and contractors helped as part of mutual assistance networks coordinating recovery efforts. Delmarva Power joined with its Exelon sister utilities—Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, PECO and Pepco—in making available more than 1,800 utility employees and contractors to assist.
Delmarva Power media relations spokesman Nicholas Morici said the workers are "selfless, brave and dedicated."