Lightning strikes are very unpredictable and can come out of nowhere without warning, such as when a lightning bolt struck a utility pole at the Alridge Station in Fort Lauderdale. After the strike, the utility pole caught on fire. Local authorities were able to quickly extinguish the flames and prevent the fire from spreading beyond the utility pole. The utility company repaired the outside wires.
However, the damage left the Alridge Station with network and phones issues. That's when Manager, Information Systems Jose Puig made an emergency visit to help the station get back online. Thanks to his quick action, postal customers in downtown Fort Lauderdale experienced minimal inconvenience.
The local utility company made repairs ...
... and Manager, Information Systems Jose Puig (above) restored computer network and phone lines at the Alridge Station in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Photos: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Edwin Vivas