Florida Power & Light Sends Crews to Louisiana to Support Power Restoration After Hurricane Delta
By Space Coast Daily // October 10, 2020
450 employees and contractors will assist Entergy Louisiana
JUNO BEACH, FLORIDA – For the fourth time in the 2020 hurricane season, Florida Power & Light Company today has deployed employees and contractors to support power restoration after Hurricane Delta.
A deployment of more than 450 employees and contractors will assist Entergy Louisiana and American Electric Power with their restoration after Hurricane Delta has passed.
“We know how critical it is to get assistance from other utilities after a hurricane and to preposition crews ahead of time,” said Eric Silagy, FPL president and CEO.
“As Floridians with lessons learned from decades of storms, we believe this tried and true process of having boots on the ground before a storm hits is the fastest way to restoring power as soon as it is safe to do so. In this historically active season, it is a good reminder that we must never let our guard down and always work together to help each other in the aftermath of natural disasters.”
The workers, who began their journey Thursday morning, will travel to Louisiana to help wherever they are needed.
Due to the pandemic, crews will follow safety guidelines to keep everyone safe, including social distancing, increased sanitation measures and wearing masks where appropriate. Signs on trucks remind the public to honor the 6 feet social distancing requirements that help keep the crews and the public safe while they work.
Before traveling to Louisiana, FPL crews have deployed to provide mutual assistance three previous times this hurricane season. The first occurred following Hurricane Isaias when crews traveled to New Jersey, helping to restore thousands of homes and business. After Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall near Lake Charles, La., crews were sent to Louisiana and Texas, along with critical equipment to assist restoration efforts. Finally, FPL lent a helping hand to its sister company, Gulf Power, in the wake of Hurricane Sally.
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