A group of employees with an Arizona utility company have returned from Puerto Rico after spending weeks helping restore electricity for its residents following a devastating hurricane.
Nine Salt River Project employees returned home this week after helping with the efforts to restore power on the island following Hurricane Maria.
Wayne Wisdom, one of the employees, told KTAR News 92.3 FM that he spent more than a month on Puerto Rico — 35 days total. He was part of the second contingent of employees deployed to the island.
“About 70 percent of electricity in our area of the island was restored,” he said. “That’s about the island average.”
Screams of joy and excitement could be heard from one family in Puerto Rico after they had their home’s electricity restored, thanks to Arizona Public Service workers.
On Jan. 17, Arizona Public Service workers announced plans to help crews restore power to thousands on the island. APS workers were expected to be on the island for six weeks.
Information from KTAR