UTC President, CEO Joy Ditto Issues Statement on Hurricane Florence

 

Washington—Sept. 14, 2018 – Utilities Technology Council President and CEO Joy Ditto issued the following statement as Hurricane Florence impacts the North and South Carolina coasts:

“On behalf of the Utilities Technology Council, I send my thoughts and prayers to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. This is a dangerous storm, with long-lasting torrential wind and rain wreaking havoc on the region’s infrastructure. I also send my sincere thanks and commendations to the tens of thousands of utility workers who are mobilized and ready to restore electricity service as soon as it is safe to do so.

“As always, I am in awe of how our industry responds to these events. Our utilities may be incredibly diverse in ownership, business model, and service territory, but we all share the same common goal—to provide safe and reliable utility services. When things look to be at their worst, that’s when we are at our best – linking arms to restore service even if it means being away from family and friends for days and weeks at a time. Thank you, and to those in harm’s way, Godspeed.

“In addition, UTC’s Spectrum Services department is available to expedite licensing of frequencies for those impacted by the hurricane. For more information, please visit our Spectrum Services webpage or contact Joann Howell at joann.howell@utc.org or 202-833-6820.”

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