Florida Power and Light is 'absolutely ready' for Hurricane Irma

Posted at 8:11 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 12:18:46-04

Florida Power and Light said Thursday they are "absolutely ready" and prepared for the impacts of Hurricane Irma.

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The utility said they have mutual-assistance agreements with other utilities in other states that will help expedite power restoration.  


FPL spokesman Tyler Mauldin said the utility is actively reaching out to those utilities and securing crews.

FPL has 100 pre-selected staging sites around the state and pre-positioning thousands of additional workers in areas anticipated to be hardest hit by the storm.

Damage could be devastating to the energy grid, and FPL warned they may have to do a complete rebuild of the energy grid in the hardest-hit areas.

The utility urges customers to finalize their preparations and be ready for potential prolonged power outages.

FPL is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving an estimated 10 million people across nearly half of Florida.