As we get closer to hurricane season, the phones at REBUILD Northwest Florida are starting to get busier. For almost a decade the group has been helping people in our area get their homes ready to survive a hurricane. WUWF's Bob Barrett sat down with Garrett Walton, the CEO of REBUILD NWF to talk about the group's mission and how they got started.
Crews from Gulf Power are en route to help restore power to customers in Texas as a major ice storm moves across the region. According to Accuweather.com the ice storm could be the worst to hit the US in years and has the potential to leave millions across the southern plains without power. Gulf Power Spokesman Jeff Rogers says they have crews ready to go and help with the restoration efforts.
The crews from Gulf Power are heading out to the Dallas area to aid crews from Oncor, the utility that serves about 10 million customers in northeast and west central Texas.