Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is answering the call to provide mutual assistance ahead of Hurricane Ian, which is on track to make landfall this week along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
More than 350 I&M line workers, damage assessors, forestry experts, support staff and business partners are traveling to Florida and will be in place before the anticipated storm is expected to make landfall. Crews will work 16-hour days to restore electricity to those who may lose power in the wake of the storm.
Our employees from Fort Wayne, South Bend, Elkhart, Marion, Muncie and southwest Michigan will join business partners and mutual assistance crews from all over the country in Florida. Though there is no timetable for our crews’ return, we are ready and prepared to respond if outages occur here at home in Indiana and Michigan.
We have a long-history of working safely to restore communities in the wake of natural disasters. In fact, we helped restore power earlier this summer to thousands in Kentucky after catastrophic flooding. We have mutual assistance agreements with utilities across the nation and are always available to help weather permitting at home. In turn, we have benefited when crews from other areas helped with storm restoration in Indiana and Michigan.
You can follow I&M’s role in the restoration efforts on our social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter.