Photo: Belmont Light crews are heading to Florida’s Panhandle to help restore power after devastating hurricane.
The photos and videos don’t do justice to the destructive force which Category 5 Hurricane Michael brought to northwest Florida.
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In response to the natural disaster, Belmont Light has sent two crews down to the Florida Panhandle to help in the massive work to restore power after the devastation from Hurricane Michael. The four workers and two trucks will be based in the state capital Tallahassee, but may be moved around to where the damage to the electrical grid has been most severe.
This is part of the larger Public Power response, which has public-owned utilities like Belmont Light sending crews from across the country. The storm struck during Public Power Week and October is Public Power Month, so the response by the local electric utility highlights the benefits of community-owned power in being able to bring people together to help those in need.
Below is a video from Aidan Leary, Belmont Light’s executive assistant and communications coordinator made as the trucks began their travel south.