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(KFSM) After nearly four months without power following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is getting some help to restore power from OG company sent a fleet of 50 trucks and on the first day on the ground, workers were able to restore electricity to more than 500 homes.
“We haven’t had light since September 19,” Francis, resident said. “It’s been 124 days without light.”
While the conditions have been rough for the workers, Rick Berg, Manager of Construction Services for OG said their work back home in Arkansas and Oklahoma has prepared them for the trip.
“It’s nothing these guys have never seen before,” Berg said. “This is not as devastating as what we’ve had to face in some of our tornadoes or major ice storms.”
Crews still have a long way to go, but said this is a great start.
“There’s plenty of work still to do to get the power fully restored over here,” Berg said. “We got the man power to get that done, so that’ll be what we work on in the future.”
Finally, Puerto Ricans are able to see improvements after what has been a struggle for months.
“They have smiles on their faces and they appreciate us coming and being part of the restoration efforts,” Berg said. “When we leave and everything is getting back to normalcy over here, it’s going to be a feel good situation.”