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MidAmerican Energy Sends Additional Resources to Support Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

DES MOINES, Iowa – (Sept. 15, 2017) – MidAmerican Energy Company has sent 34 additional employees to Macon, Ga., to assist in Hurricane Irma restoration efforts. The company has now sent 290 total employees and contractors to the affected areas.

The crews departed Iowa Wednesday and began restoration efforts in Macon early Friday morning. Their fellow MidAmerican Energy workers are already deployed in Titusville, Fla. and elsewhere in Florida, working to make repairs and restore power as safely and efficiently as possible. The teams from MidAmerican Energy are expected to be on site for at least two weeks.

“We recognize that restoring electric service is critical to those affected by the storm, and we are glad we can provide assistance and support to help make the impacted areas livable again,” said Jim Dougherty, vice president of electric delivery. “When we receive requests to respond to restorations in other service territories, we evaluate our staffing levels and our customers’ needs so we can ensure our customers will continue to receive safe, reliable energy service.”

Altogether, several million customers in the Southeast have been affected by electric outages due to the massive storm, which made landfall in Florida last week. Tens of thousands of workers have come from across the country to assist in the ongoing restoration effort.

MidAmerican Energy Company is an energy provider serving 760,000 electric customers and 742,000 natural gas customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via MidAmerican Energy Company's website.