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Tree branch snaps, takes down power line in West Palm Beach

City officials remind residents about dangers of falling debris
Tree downs power line in West Palm Beach
Posted at 12:20 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 13:05:02-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — City officials are reminding the community about the dangers of falling debris during severe weather events.

The West Palm Beach Fire Department posted a picture Sunday morning on Twitter showing a massive tree that snapped and tore down a power line on 47th Street near Spruce Avenue.

Crews with Florida Power & Light are working to restore outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

FPL secures power line after tree branch falls on it

FPL said toppled trees falling onto equipment and power lines, along with excess vegetation and debris, is considered the leading cause of outages during a storm.

While FPL trims trees from more than 15,000 miles of power lines each year, keeping trees away from power lines is a shared responsibility.