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PLH Group Restores Power after Hurricane Ida Slams Southern Louisiana
Date: September 18, 2021
PLH Group business units are not just proficient in power line and pipeline energy construction work. They are also emergency response, recovery, and restoration experts. And in the aftermath of major storms, most recently Hurricane Ida, this work is crucial to the survival of our nation’s communities. PLH Group business units responded immediately to storm recovery and restoration efforts in areas impacted most by Hurricane Ida.
Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on August 29, as a Category 4 hurricane – just shy of being categorized as a Category 5. Its maximum sustained winds of 150 mph caused tornadoes in six states and devasted areas in its path. State after state experienced flooding from its torrential rains, and power loss affected residents throughout its route.
PLH Group business units Power Line Services, Air2, TESSCO Energy Services, and Edison Power Constructors immediately responded by mobilizing over 200 employees to restore power to impacted areas. The PLH Group response teams had multiple staging locations, including Kenner, Louisiana; Gonzales, Louisiana; and even a cruise ship.
“As leaders in specialized electric power work, we are committed to our nation’s communities in times when we are needed most, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Ida,” said Safety, Health, and Environmental Vice President Elsie Bentley. “From populated areas to marshy regions, our crews are tirelessly committed to safely restoring power throughout the impacted areas. We will not leave this region until our job is done.”
PLH Group’s business units specializing in storm response have multi-year storm contracts with several major utilities. In the midst of the 2021 hurricane season, PLH Group business units remain prepared to respond to additional storm recovery efforts as needed. They have the crews, equipment, and fleet necessary to quickly mobilize to impacted areas, as well as the specialized training needed for safe electric power recovery and restoration.
PLH Group is a leading full-service construction and specialty contractor that serves the electric power and pipeline markets. PLH Group has assembled a North American team of top-quality companies that deliver services covering the broad range of needs of its customers – from pipeline construction and related directional drilling to electric transmission, distribution and substation construction, including specialized foundations and helicopter airborne operations. Safety, expertise, and collaboration distinguish PLH Group’s diversified infrastructure service solutions.