Hurricane Isaac Pulls Almost 500 D.C. Utility Employees Down To Florida

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Residents of the D.C. Metropolitan area should be hoping they don’t experience any major power outages in the next few days, with Dominion power short over one hundred employees.

It’s payback time for Dominion, PEPCO and BGE, and the method of payment is man hours.

The companies are repaying a debt owed to the state of Florida, for assistance during the derecho destruction that knocked out power for over a million Metropolitan residents in late June. Dominion employees based out of Florida made the drive up I-95 to assist in the recovery process, and now those same employees need a helping hand returned.

Dominion Virginia is sending 120 of its employees and contractors to Florida to help restore power being caused by Hurricane Isaac.

PEPCO is not sending any of its own employees, but is reportedly sending at least 220 contract crews south for assistance.

Baltimore Gas and Electric says like PEPCO, it will be sending 130 contract workers down for aid.

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