After Hurricane Georges plowed through areas of the Southeastern United States, utility workers and emergency management personnel were called out in force. The hurricane followed a disastrous path for 12 days in September through the Dominican Republic and Haiti, before hitting parts of Southern Florida, then parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Damage left in its wake included downed power lines, damaged buildings, and severed communication lines.Workers were needed immediately in all areas affected to control and correct the damage. One company, American Innotek, played a key role in ensuring that utility workers and emergency management personnel had access to at least one basic service. The company is maker of the Brief Relief line of personally portable field sanitation products.