In response to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Piedmont Natural Gas has sent eight technicians to assist with relief efforts in New York. These employees have volunteered their time and will be working with National Grid in Farmingdale, N.Y., to repair facilities and restore natural gas service to the area. Farmingdale is located on Long Island, just east of New York City.
Victor Gaglio, Piedmont Natural Gas senior vice president and chief utility operations officer, commented saying, “We have all been greatly impacted by the images from New York and New Jersey, so Piedmont Natural Gas reached out to National Grid to see if we could help. We’re so pleased to respond with these volunteers, and we are honored to play at least a small role in helping this part of the country recover.”
Piedmont’s technicians arrived in New York on November 7 and could be in the area for up to two weeks. The team is made up of volunteers from across Piedmont’s service areas.