September 30, 2022

Indiana power crews helping to restore power following Hurricane Ian

University of Central Florida students are evacuated after their apartment complex near the campus was totally flooded by rain from Hurricane Ian, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. - AP Photo/John Raoux

University of Central Florida students are evacuated after their apartment complex near the campus was totally flooded by rain from Hurricane Ian, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

AP Photo/John Raoux

Over 200 contractor linemen with AES Indiana are in Florida helping to restore power following Hurricane Ian.

More than 2 million people were left without power as of Friday after the hurricane slammed into the state. 

Spokesperson Kelly Young said the destruction is widespread.

“This is not just a crew goin down there and putting backup poles and taking trees off lines.  This is complete devastation in some areas,” Young said.

Young said it’s important to restore power as quickly as possible.

“People rely on it for not only air conditioning and food, but there's also the hospitals and the schools and the large companies. So, this is a huge impact down in Florida, and we're just proud and honored that our crews were picked up for mutual aid to be able to assist,” Young said.

Crews with Duke Energy and Indiana Michigan and Power are also in Florida assisting with restoration efforts.

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