On September 8, the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin exported crews from a variety of public power communities in Wisconsin to assist Florida with power restoration after Hurricane Irma. These 36 linemen and 3 three trimmers come from twenty MEUW member utilities in the cities of Columbus, Hartford, Lake Mills, Wisconsin Rapids, Shawano, Clintonville, Oconto Falls, Kaukauna, Medford, Marshfield, Jefferson, Bangor, Manitowoc, New Holstein, Prairie du Sac, Lodi, Vanguard, Reedsburg, Plymouth and Waunakee.
Matt Kiecker, NHU Lineman, is a part of the team from Wisconsin that went to assist in restoring power to Floridians. On September 13 the crews from Wisconsin completed their efforts in Kissimmee (near Orlando) and moved on to the community of Homestead, which is just south of Miami. Homestead was hit hard during one of the past hurricanes from just a few years ago. The crews are working 16 hours every day in hopes of restoring power to as many customers as possible.