North Texas Oncor Volunteers Restoring Power After Hurricane Michael

Kristin Weisell
October 11, 2018 - 10:18 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - About 100 eager volunteers left Oncor's service center in Mesquite today, bound for areas in Florida and Georgia hit hard by Hurricane Michael.

A clear destination was not immediately assigned to them, but they plan to head for a big city such as Atlanta to make themselves as accessible as possible.

The Oncor volunteers and contractors will join others in restoring power poles and lines to homes and businesses.

"Restoring power is a huge personal impact," says Oncor spokeswoman Jen Myers. "Power lets you operate medical devices, heat and cool a home, refrigerate food and medicine."

Oncor volunteers could be in hurricane ravaged areas for as long as two weeks, but will have a better assessment once they arrive.

The drive will take about two days.