Mississippi Power team returns from Puerto Rico

Mississippi Power team returns from Puerto Rico

Vice President of Customer Services Nicole Faulk greeted Mississippi Power’s storm team after their flight from Puerto Rico arrived in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday. From left are, Ronnie Scarborough, Kendall Briggs, Kacey Carpenter, Matt Ball, Kevin Eleuterius, Dink Pinkett, Faulk, Jimmy Douglas, Sean Montiforte and Greg McLeod. Not pictured is Josh Webb.

A 10-man Mississippi Power team returned home on Thursday after about two months of restoration work in Puerto Rico.

The company is sending another 10-man crew on Tuesday to continue the work, planning on a 30-day assignment.

“We are very happy our team made it home safely from Puerto Rico,” said Vice President of Customer Services Organization Nicole Faulk, who was in Montgomery, Ala., to greet the team on their flight back to the United States mainland. “While they were tired, they were still in great spirits, and you could definitely tell they worked hard as a team during this assignment.”

They worked mountainous terrain, so they had to climb and cut through vegetation sometimes just to get to a pole. We are very proud for the way they represented our company during their time away from home. And  I know the people of Puerto Rico that they helped are grateful for their service. I can’t begin to thank Ronnie Scarborough enough for leading the team every day and ensuring they returned home safely.”

On Wednesday night, the mayor of Mayaguez provided food, music and emotional thank-you messages for the team before their departure Thursday morning.

The new crew will be staging in Barranquitas.

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