Alabama crews playing a big part in restoring power to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
Staging area for crews to work on restoring outages in Puerto Rico. Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power work together. [Photo Credit: Alabama Power]

For more than a month, some Alabama Power crews have helped restore outages in Puerto Rico. The island was hit by a hurricane last fall, causing substantial structural damage to homes and businesses and thousands of power outages.

Alabama Power crews joined crews from Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, and Georgia Power leaving out of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport Jan. 20 with the goal of helping get the lights restored.

As lights are coming back on, and a sense of normalcy returns, residents are taking time out to say thank you to the crews for their hard work.

Republished with permission from the Alabama NewsCenter.