Hurricane Laura came ashore as a Category 4 storm Thursday, August 27, 2020 leaving substantial storm damage and hundreds of thousands without power in Texas and Louisiana. When local utility customers called Volt Power, more than 650 line workers responded to help restore the impacted communities. Our Volt team is leading the way working day in and day out averaging 100,000 restorations per day collectively with all service providers on the job.
“Responding to storms and emergency situations is what we do, but it always amazes me how our team members come together. They drop what they are doing and leave their families and loved ones to help others in need,” states Derek Staedtler, Vice President of Operations for the Southwest region. “We are making a difference to those who have lost everything – it is the least we can do.”
As if the devastation of the hurricane is not enough, this year the COVID-19 pandemic is making the recovery process more difficult and urgent. Right now continuous power is serving as a lifeline for those working and attending school from home, Volt is a critical link to restore more than just electricity.
Thank you to our crews – the heroes – in providing critical energy to turn the lights on, keep water running, and communications connected for the communities impacted by Hurricane Laura. You are dedicated heroes.