82 Dominion Energy workers among 1,500 headed to Puerto Rico

From the air, the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to Puerto Rico appears to be catastrophic.

RICHMOND, VA (AP) - More than 80 workers from a power company headquartered in Virginia will soon be bound for Puerto Rico as part of the effort to restore power after Hurricane Maria.
    
The Virginian-Pilot reports 82 Dominion Energy restoration workers will be among 1,500 power company employees deploying in January.
    
Dominion Energy said in a release Tuesday that they'll send 56 pieces of equipment and vehicles to San Juan on Jan. 2, followed by a team of safety and logistic specialists on Jan. 10 and the rest on Jan. 15.

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According to a release from the Edison Electric Institute, the association that represents U.S. investor-owned electric companies, the new wave will bring the total number of power restoration workers to more than 5,500.
    
The workers are expected to be there at least a month.

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