Florida Power and Light to assist Arkansas ahead of winter storm
10:19 AM, Dec 5, 2013
10:55 AM, Dec 5, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Florida Power and Light crew members left for Arkansas this morning to help access a restoration plan before a winter storm hits.
More than three hundred field employees and contractors from all over Florida made the trip.
Crews will assist Entergy, the local utility company, and help restore power if needed.
A severe winter storm is expected to hit Little Rock and surrounding areas sometime tonight.
"Being in South Florida, we really understand how when natural disasters or severe weather strike, how you can really need help. You know, customers really want to get their lights back on. We want to help them get their lives back to normal as quick as possible, " said FPL spokesperson Greg Brostowicz.
Crews are expected to make it to Alabama tonight and will continue on to Arkansas in the morning.