Superstorm Met by Super Partnership

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Lockheed Martin LIPA Transition Team members joined thousands of utility workers for three weeks during the storm restoration process.


Ninety percent of the 1.1 million Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers on the northeastern seaboard had no power; that was only part of the problem resulting from the massive superstorm Sandy that struck in late October 2012 leaving 8.5 million Americans with estimated damages and losses exceeding $75 billion. LIPA, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) needed to restore power to communities as safely and quickly as possible.

With experience earned through a long-standing partnership with LIPA, Lockheed Martin stepped in with an agile response. Team members supporting a current Lockheed Martin contract transition with LIPA performed above and beyond their regular roles to deliver around-the-clock support for residents on Long Island and in Queens, New York. A crew of 24 workers assisted utility crews from across the country, replacing power poles and transformers, and repairing power lines.

Lockheed Martin employees also helped restore service to 24,000 affected REC customers, allowing the utility company to dispatch 35 volunteer crews to help restore power throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. While they worked, our employees stayed on the job around the clock to ensure no IT system outages or interruptions occurred during this demanding time. 

Posted March 15, 2013

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Team members helped distribute blankets and food and disseminate information to residents without power in Far Rockaway, Queens, one of the most devastated areas in the Northeast.