When Hurricane Laura made landfall early in the morning on August 27, 2020 with sustained winds of 150 mph, and higher gusts as it roared ashore, it became one of the top five hurricanes overall to hit the U.S.
With a catastrophe of this extent and with the severe damage to key components of the grid, it was not a repair situation - it required a far more complex infrastructure- replacement approach. Along with the local utility workers, tens of thousands of electrical workers from 29 states, DC and Canada poured into the region to begin the work. Various WESCO/Anixter employees were onsite from the beginning of September until early November assisting the utility customer, contractors and linemen.
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