The Resources for Quick Response
Supporting our customers and communities with emergency storm response is an important part of what we do. Our capabilities and resources to respond quickly add tremendous value to the services we provide for improving the integrity and reliability of critical gas and electric systems.
Unexpected weather events are happening with more frequency and intensity than ever. Harnessing the collective strength of our operating companies across North America, Centuri delivers full scale support and crew resourcing in times of crisis and emergency response. With one call, utilities have access to Centuri’s more than 700 trained crews, all with exceptional safety track records and commitment to restoring our communities. Our experience mobilizing quickly, safely, and efficiently to support utilities has deepened our customer partnerships as we work hand-in-hand to minimize disruption from extreme events. Read on, or click below to learn more about our response efforts during recent storm seasons.
Record Year for Weather Events
Eight major storm events, including Hurricane Laura, made 2020 a record year for bad weather throughout the Gulf Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions where Linetec operates. Despite many being impacted personally by these storms, employees at Linetec rallied to the call for restoring power to hundreds of thousands of people across 14 states.
2021 Storm Response
Major storm events, including: Hurricanes Elsa, Henri, Ida, and Nicolas; Texas Ice Storm; and Texas Tornados
Crews (higher number of crews from 2020 as Nicholas, Texas Ice, and Texas Tornado had many AEP on system crews)
2020 Storm Response
Major storm events, including: Hurricanes Isaias, Laura, and Ida; Arctic weather in TX; and Tornadoes in AR and OK
Teamwork Increases Impact
In 2021, Centuri welcomed Riggs Distler & Company to the Power Group family. As part of our One Team philosophy and integrated operating company approach, Riggs Distler’s storm response capabilities, combined with Linetec’s, expanded our impact for supporting customers and communities.
Hurricane Ida was the second most damaging and intense hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana, with sustained winds up to 150 mph and destruction exceeding $65 billion. Linetec and Riggs Distler collaborated to deploy a combined 149 crews, nearly 750 employees working over 230,000 hours to the response effort.