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OUC Sends Mutual Aid to Tallahassee Following Storm Impact

May 10, 2024

17 Employees Head North to Support Power Restoration Efforts
Mutual Aid Crew

ORLANDO, Fla. – Earlier today, OUC – The Reliable One sent three crews totaling 17 employees on a mutual aid mission to help the City of Tallahassee Utilities restore power after storms impacted the area on Friday morning.

OUC crews departed from the Gardenia Innovation & Operations Center on Friday afternoon. Led by Jeff Cockcroft, OUC Line Supervisor, a total of 15 linemen and one mechanic will assist with restoration efforts. OUC is one of several utilities answering the call for help.

“As a utility, our commitment to reliability extends beyond our own service area,” said Chris Taylor, OUC Manager of Construction & Maintenance. “By standing together in times of need, we reinforce our collective dedication to keeping the lights on and communities connected, no matter the circumstances. We’re glad to be of assistance.”

Tallahassee had approximately 65,000 customers without power. OUC crews will stay as long as needed to restore power quickly and safely.

Follow information regarding the restoration efforts on the City of Tallahassee’s Facebook page at

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