Utility Crews Head To Florida

Posted On September 11, 2017

More Kentucky and Indiana utility crews are getting ready to head to Florida to clean up after Hurricane Irma. Crews from around the Midwest began their trip on Friday. Saturday hundreds of convoys were traveling I-75 south towards Florida.

Duke Energy Florida is mobilizing approximately 7,000 lineworkers, tree professionals, damage assessment and support personnel to safe locations prepared to respond to outages once Hurricane Irma reaches Florida.

Assistance from across the U.S. and Canada, including company resources from the Midwest, is on the way to assist with restoration efforts. Crews and equipment will be staged close to the state of Florida on Saturday and Sunday. The staging area affords rapid response but provides enough distance to ensure the safety of our crews and resources.