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OUC Storm Crew Heads to Louisiana

Oct 09, 2020

Third Mutual Aid Deployment During 2020 Hurricane Season


– OUC—The Reliable One has, once again, sent lineworkers to Lafayette, La., to assist with power restoration efforts following Hurricane Delta’s landfall. The deployment is part of the country’s municipal utility mutual aid network, which is activated during these types of emergency situations. A crew was last sent to Lafayette in late August to help in the wake of Hurricane Laura.

The 12 employees volunteered to help with the storm recovery and do not know how long they will be away for their families. They will continue to observe OUC’s coronavirus precautions, including social distancing, and enhanced safety and sanitization protocols, while on this special duty.

OUC’s storm recovery team includes 11 line technicians – Brent Lowery (Line Supervisor), Roger McBride, Steve Ramos, Charles Wincey, Michael Shepard, Donnie Hurley, Terrance Roberson Sr., Austin Nettles, Hunter Newman, Dale Rushing, Blake Bailey, and fleet mechanic Marc O'Dell.

About OUC—The Reliable One

Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to about 400,000 accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Visit to learn more about our commitment to reliability, affordability and sustainability.