Florida Power & Light Sends Crews to Louisiana to Support Power Restoration Amid Hurricane Ida

By  //  August 29, 2021

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Florida Power & Light Company today is deploying employees and contractors to support power restoration as dangerous Hurricane Ida hits Louisiana.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Power & Light Company today is deploying employees and contractors to support power restoration as dangerous Hurricane Ida hits Louisiana.

A team of more than 750 employees and contractors will assist Entergy Louisiana and Cleco with their restoration after Hurricane Ida has passed.

Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall today, which also marks the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in Louisiana.

“As Floridians who have faced dangerous hurricanes like Andrew and Michael before, we understand how critical it is to have support from other utilities during restoration events,” said FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy.

“Just as our neighboring utilities have come to Florida to support us, we will be there for our brothers and sisters in need, getting their communities back up and running safely. Hurricane Ida is a very dangerous storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the storm’s path.”

The workers, who began their journey Sunday morning, will travel to Louisiana to help wherever they are needed.

Providing mutual assistance after natural disasters is a hallmark of the energy industry. FPL is always eager and ready to step up and lend support. Before making the decision to send help, FPL makes sure its customers are taken care of and that no other storms are on the immediate horizon.