1. Texans Helping Texans Following Hurricane Laura
On Aug. 27, Hurricane Laura brought 150 mph winds, causing widespread power outages. As one of 19 Texas Public Power members offering mutual aid support to other utilities, a LP&L team made the nine-hour drive to help the City of Newton restore power. The LP&L team put in 16-hour days, replacing over 50 broken poles, repairing hundreds of structures, putting up miles of wire and trimming countless trees. Working alongside more than 100 linemen from three other utilities in New Braunfels, Seguin and Garland, the crews fully restored power to Newton customers in just nine days – earlier than expected. Read more.