With potential power outages to more than 4 million people in Florida, 100 Eversource employees from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut loaded up equipment Saturday morning to head down to help with the hurricane and what those Floridians will face.
Trucks were ready to leave from an Eversource parking lot in Westwood, Massachusetts on Saturday morning.
Two of those employees, Daryl White and John Sellon, are expecting widespread damage. They will be positioned in the Maryland/Virginia area while they wait to be dispatched wherever they are needed.
Employees are going to be gone for a long time, they say, so it's tough to leave their families but ultimately they want to help get everyone's power back on.
The Eversource employees will be going down there in the hopes of helping with power restoration as most of Florida is expected to lose power and has been asking for help. They are expecting millions will need their help after Irma sweeps through.