POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:54am
UPDATED: Friday, November 9, 2012 - 9:30am
As the northeast part of the country gears up for another round of stormy weather, so are power crews from across the country, including crews from El Paso Electric.
El Paso crews left to New York last week to help the Con Edison restore power to thousands of residents.
Dorothy Wells, an employee with El Paso Electric, also left with the crew and has been providing daily updates.
When asked to compare the disaster along the east coast to the freeze El Paso experienced in February 2011, Wells' said, "Believe me, there is no comparison. A disaster vs. a freeze...hours of lost power vs. no power for days."
David Rios, a supervisor with El Paso Electric, said their crews have assessed approximately 400 different locations since they arrived. They main assignment is to verify low wires and service drop conditions, and crews have also been flagging wires to alert the public.
"Our Con Ed coordinator for the damage assessors gave us kudos on the work we are doing for them. They are impressed with the electrical knowledge and the experience of our team," said Rios.
El Paso Electric crews have been working 12-hour workdays.
Wells said she and the crew, are amazed at the outpouring of support and gratitude they have received from the residents in New York.
To read daily updates, visit http://www.epelectric.com/about-el-paso-electric/dorothys-superstorm-sandy-notes .