Hurricane Dorian: FPL prepares in Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte
- Aug 30, 2019 12:04 pm GMT
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The state's largest electric utility provider -- with nearly 585,000 customers in
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"Part of our emergency plan is staging equipment, including miles of power lines, transformers and equipment so we have the tools to restore power to our customers," she said.
The company begins staging repair vehicles and crews about 72 hours before a storm hits.
Nearly a half-million residents of
FPL has undertaken several major projects in the area to ensure power can be restored swiftly after a disastrous storm strike. It has strengthened main power lines, trimmed hundreds of miles of trees near lines, reinforced or replaced outdated power poles and installed smart grid technology in
"This has the potential to be a dangerous storm," Bertot said. "Even with those significant investments, storms can cause damage to our equipment and can cause outages as well."
Customers are advised to download the FPL mobile app to follow updates. They also can find storm tips at fpl.com/storm.
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