NW Ohio Heavily Involved in Hurricane Response

(Toledo, OH) Hundreds of Toledo Edison and AEP Ohio workers are in in Florida helping with the response to Hurricane Irma. 

About 900 linemen, damage assessors, electrical contractors, forestry crews and others headed to Florida over the weekend from First Energy. More than 700 workers from AEP Ohio started the journey as well.

The Toledo humane society saw an influx of 60 animals from hurricane-ravaged Florida.

32 dogs and 28 cats were shipped from a shelter in Bradenton, Florida, ahead of Hurricane Irma-- to make room in that shelter for the canines and cats which would inevitably end up homeless from the giant storm. Humane society officials say all the animals have been spayed and neutered, ready to be adopted or placed into foster homes. 

Another group of adoptable pets arrived last week from a Fort Lauderdale animal shelter-- many of those already found new homes. There could be more dogs and cats sent in the coming days.

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