The Heroes of Hurricane Irma

Friday, September 8, 2017

When the rain and wind stopped after Hurricane Irma, Windstream’s technicians went to work repairing downed cables, replacing broken poles, and cleaning up debris – all with the goal of restoring service to our customers as quickly as possible.

I’m proud of how our technicians responded during this very difficult time,” said J Berkshire, president of Windstream Field Operations in Georgia.  “From volunteering to run gas to generators to assessing the damage to lines and poles to cutting trees and limbs out of the way – they are making a difference every day for our customers.

“This is who we are and what we do,” Berkshire added.  “Our technicians’ commitment to our business, customers and communities is undeniable, and I could not be more proud of Field Operations.” 


Randy Ward was one many out-of-state Windstreamers who came to help.  


Windstream technicians worked long hours to assess and repair damage to our network following Hurricane Irma.


Windstream sent generators from out of state to keep our North Georgia remote switches running.