PG&E crews in Florida helping to restore power after Irma

/ 07:55 PM September 14, 2017

PG&E crew setting up base camp in Jupiter, Florida. CONTRIBUTED

SAN FRANCISCO — Hurricane Irma continued north toward Georgia and South Carolina, but millions are still without power across Florida.

PG&E crews on Tuesday, September 12, supported power restoration efforts for the second day this week in Jupiter, Florida, repairing or replacing downed power lines, broken poles and damaged transformers.

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On the first day of restoration, crews worked alongside clearing vegetation and debris, putting up wire and repairing transformers in West Palm Beach.

PG&E crew boarding to fly to Florida to help in post-Hurricane Irma rehabilitation. CONTRIBUTED

PG&E crews were able to restore about 4,000 customers during a half-day of work on Monday. A base camp has been set up in West Palm Beach. FPL estimates power to be restored to the east coast by this weekend and to the west coast by September 22, with possible exception in areas hit by tornadoes, flooding and severe damage. PG&E crews will continue to work closely with FPL to safely restore customers as quickly as possible.

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TAGS: Florida Power & Light (FPL), Hurricane Irma aftermath, hurricanes, PG&E, power restoration
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