NORFOLK – The cleanup from Hurricane Irma has some help from the Cornhusker State.
A crew of NPPD line workers from Norfolk helped get power back for millions of Floridians affected by the hurricane that was responsible for 72 deaths in the Sunshine State and knocked power out to over 1.5 million.
NPPD lineman Rick Boyle says the help from outside the state was welcomed with open arms.
“Residents were really happy to finally see some line trucks moving around their neighborhoods,” Boyle said. “They were a little surprised when they saw that they came from as far away as Nebraska. You’d usually meet someone in a neighborhood that had some kind of tie-in or used to live in Nebraska. Something along those lines.”
Boyle said he and others had to deal with 18-20 hour days in sweltering humidity for two weeks. They returned to Norfolk this past Monday.