Rural Water Associations in Florida and Georgia Assisting Utilities After Irma

DUNCAN, Okla. – Emergency Response teams from the Florida Rural Water Association and Georgia Rural Water Association staged personnel, equipment and supplies outside the heaviest areas of the storm and have begun assisting utilities after Irma’s landfall.

Associations started making detailed plans as the storms approached, assessing potentiality-impacted systems and outlining the generators and equipment that might be necessary to keep them operational. Utilities also have access from WARN networks, Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network, that include mutual-assistance agreements that help utilities share personnel and equipment during emergencies.