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DU crews help with hurricane relief

Updated: Sep 30, 2020

Crews from the DU Electric Dept. recently returned from helping the Andalusia Utilities Board and Riviera Utilities (Daphne) restore power following Hurricane Sally.

Hayden Dye, Derrick Moore, Greg Moody, Joe Herring, Len Cox, and Paul Hughes headed south following the storm and shared the attached photos showing the damage caused by hurricane force winds and torrential flooding.

The American Public Power Association (APPA) offered its appreciation to DU and other utilities who stepped up to help fellow utility companies during this challenging time.

"Mutual aid is at the heart of what public power does, and the public power community thanks DU for stepping up to help a neighbor in need," said Joy Ditto, APPA President and CEO. DU participates in the APPA Mutual Aid Network, which coordinates with utilities and authorities during widespread power outages.

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