PASADENA WATER & POWER HELPING STORM-RAVAGED NEW YORK
Water & Power Crew Back in New York area encounter snow! Recent photo shown here of the Pasadena Water & Power trucks covered in snow as our team helps people in New York recover from Super Storm Sandy. Best wishes to our team as they help out others in need.
PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena today sent six electrical experts from the Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) in response to a mutual aid request from the Long Island Power Authority to help restore power to portions of New York ravaged by Super Storm Sandy.
“President Obama has asked that power be restored as soon as possible and we are answering that call for help by assisting our fellow public utility to restore power to its customers,” said Phyllis Currie, PWP General Manager.
The PWP team is part of a larger contingent of utility crews from Anaheim, Burbank, Los Angeles and Riverside that are flying out of March Air Reserve Base today on C-17 military cargo planes. In all, 90 personnel and 52 vehicles are being sent, including the six-member PWP team and three PWP utility vehicles, Currie said.
The mutual aid team is expected to be on the East Coast for approximately two weeks. Costs will be reimbursed via the Long Island Power Authority under a mutual aid agreement established through the American Public Power Association.
For more information about PWP go to www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower. For more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2012, #095-12
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, firstname.lastname@example.org