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OUC Sends Help To Puerto Rico

Photo: Orlando Utilities Commission
Photo: Orlando Utilities Commission

The Orlando Utilities Commission is sending workers and equipment to Puerto Rico to help restore the island’s power.

Fourteen line technicians, engineers and fleet personal are heading to Puerto Rico later this week.

Puerto Rico’s power grid was destroyed after Hurricane Maria raked across the island last month, leaving millions without power.

OUC is sending about a dozen trucks and other equipment to help restoration efforts.

All of the OUC employees going helped restore power in Orlando after hurricane Irma, and many of them have family in Puerto Rico,

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program. Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration, and the weekly news roundup podcast "The Wrap."