Two electrical linemen from Mason PUD 3 in Shelton are in Florida assisting to restore power to millions of homes and businesses hard hit by Hurricane Irma.

Austin Case and Aaron Evans are part of the mobilization of tens of thousands of workers helping Florida Power & Light to turn the lights (and air conditioners) back on.

“We’re proud of Austin and Aaron for their determination to do their part to help Florida recover from this disaster,” said Scott Peterson, Mason PUD 3 operations manager. “(We) have a strong commitment to customer service and reliability. These linemen are a great example of the skill and work ethic that our employees strive to meet each day.”

Somewhat ironically, September is disaster preparation month, so the PUD invites all to learn how to become more ready for emergencies and storms by visiting