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Florida Power and Light Crews Leave for Panhandle to Help After Hurricane Michael

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  • The power company says they already have 3,000 employees and contractors ready to restore power, but more are needed.

It’s off to the panhandle for more Florida Power and Light employees as they prepare to restore power to people devastated by Hurricane Michael.

The power company says they already have 3,000 employees and contractors ready to restore power, but more are needed since 60 to 100 percent of the people there are without power.

“In a situation like this, you never know what you’re stepping into and a lot of accidents and incidents happen after the storm,” said spokesman Richard Gibbs. “So, safety is the number one priority.”

A priority for not only these men looking to restore power, ut also for the men and women of the Strike Team from Miami-Dade and Broward, who arrived at the Florida State Fire College last night.

Once the storm passed, the units were deployed to help wherever they can. For those looking for help or power restored, there’s something you need to know.

“Be patient. Help is coming,” said FPL Operations Section Chief Gregory Jones. “We have folks in the area already, but be patient and be safe. Make sure that you stay away from anything that you’re unsure of.”

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