PG&E Burney troubleman helps Sandy victims
By Paul Moreno
11/21/12 -- For Pacific Gas and Electric Company troubleman Stan Boone, New York is “nothing like Burney.” “The town never sleeps, especially Manhattan,” said Boone, who returned last week from New York where he spent two weeks helping Con Edison restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. “There’s heavy traffic and lots of people.”
Boone didn’t sleep much either. He worked 16-hour days in Queens and Brooklyn. Hurricane Sandy’s 100 mile per hour winds and flooding left neighborhoods with few trees standing and utility poles snapped in half. There was plenty of work to do, and people living in their water-damaged homes had been without power for weeks.
“They had tears of sorrow when we arrived, but after we heated them up, they had tears of joy,” said Boone, who has worked for PG&E for 27 years and lives in Fall River Mills. “Children hollered out as they could watch cartoons and the elders were happy to be able to cook.”
Boone said it was a good feeling to be able to help people.
He and his coworkers were not sure what to expect from residents, as they had seen news reports of upset and angry people. But he said New Yorkers were very grateful and impressed they had come all the way from California to get the power back on.
Boone was one of 270 PG&E workers who answered the call to assist Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority. He flew to Westchester, NY on October 30 and returned late on November 14, each time on a chartered flight filled with PG&E workers from throughout Northern and Central California. About 100 PG&E trucks and equipment trailers trucked non-stop across country.
PG&E crews helped restore power to 23,000 customers in New York, often times by rebuilding the overhead electric system torn apart in the hurricane.
Paul Moreno is public information officer for PG&E.
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