Florida Power and Light prepares for Hurricane Matthew

Posted at 8:30 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 20:30:11-04

Utility companies are among those making final preparations for Hurricane Matthew.

Officials with Florida Power and Light met at their command center in Rivera Beach to discuss when and how to deploy their resources to the areas that could be impacted.

FPL leaders tell us their strategy will be a more aggressive one than in years past.

The goal in mind - get power going again as quick as possible while also keeping their employees safe.

The company hopes that the two billion dollars they've invested in technology the last few years will pay off.

Part of that investment includes improvements on the power grid, and replacing wooden power poles with concrete ones.

Manny Miranda with FPL says expect to see trucks on the ground soon.

"Our goal is that by the end of the day tomorrow, no later than Thursday at noon time, to physically be at the staging sites that we have operational to respond to the storm as soon as it comes through."