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FPL preps for Hurricane Isaias response

Storm has potential to knock out power to customers
Florida Power & Light
Posted at 10:48 AM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 11:49:03-04

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Florida Power & Light provided an update Saturday morning about its efforts to respond to Hurricane Isaias.

FPL spokesman Dave Reuter reminded customers that the storm has the potential to knock out power to a significant number of customers.

Florida's largest utility company has amassed a restoration workforce of more than 10,000 people.

It has also secured an additional 2,900 external personnel, bringing in crews from nearly 10 states, including Florida, Georgia and Texas.

FPL crews will be working around the clock to restore power to service areas.

Bucket truck crews are unable to ascend in buckets until winds are below 35 mph.

Customers are reminded to never use a generator indoors.

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2020 STORM NAMES

Arthur

Bertha

Cristobal

Dolly

Edouard

Fay

Gonzalo

Hanna

Isaias

Josephine

Kyle

Laura

Marco

Nana

Omar

Paulette

Rene

Sally

Teddy

Vicky

Wilfred

TERMS TO KNOW

TROPICAL STORM WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

HURRICANE WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

HURRICANE WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.