Wisconsin Public Service is gearing up to help those affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida and the southeast.
WPS Spokesman Matt Cullen says contracted crews that usually help WPS are instead being sent south.
“Instead of having them remain with us and continue to perform work on our behalf, we again have released them so that they can assist with this restoration effort and be part of it.”
Millions of people are without power across Florida, and that number will likely increase as Ian travels across the east coast.
“It’s something that we’re continuing to closely monitor because there could be an additional request that would go out for additional crews, perhaps even our own to be able to assist with this effort,” says Cullen.
Forecasters say Ian is likely to make landfall once again near Charleston, South Carolina on Friday.