On September 12th, 2018, the LeCom Storm Restoration Team was mobilized to respond to the request for assistance by Duke Energy, due to the imminent threat caused by Hurricane Florence. Lecom responded with a team of more than 100 linemen and 50 utility trucks, along with our Mobile Command Center and numerous support staff. Our linemen were staged in a relatively safe inland location in the Carolina’s as the storm hit on September 14th. After the storm was over, 1.5 Million North Carolina residents were left without power. The moment the storm subsided, LeCom joined an army of lineman from across the country to begin the challenging and dangerous task of repairing the thousands of toppled and broken utility poles.