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Three Months After #Maria, Roughly Half of #Puerto_Ricans Still Without Power

Three Months After Maria, Roughly Half of Puerto Ricans Still Without Power For the first time in the 100 days since Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, the government finally knows how many people still don’t have power: about half. The figure released Friday by the island’s governor and power utility company indicates that more than … Continue reading Three Months After #Maria, Roughly Half of #Puerto_Ricans Still Without Power

#FPL leadership team in #Puerto_Rico, 1,000 power line poles on way

FPL leadership team in Puerto Rico, 1,000 power line poles on way Florida Power & Light said Monday that it mobilized and transported 1,000 power line poles, previously located in North Florida, to Port Canaveral and then to Puerto Rico to assist with the rebuilding of the electrical grid that was devastated by Hurricane Maria. … Continue reading #FPL leadership team in #Puerto_Rico, 1,000 power line poles on way

#FPL says power returning earlier than expected after #Irma

FPL says power returning earlier than expected after Irma Power company crews are working long shifts this week in an attempt to restore electricity to the hundreds of thousands of Georgia homes and buildings that remained in the dark after the remnants of Hurricane Irma passed through the state. @GeorgiaPower on Twitter – Follow @GeorgiaPower … Continue reading #FPL says power returning earlier than expected after #Irma

Post-#Irma, Utilities Face ‘One of the Largest Industry Restoration Efforts in US History’

Post-Irma, Utilities Face ‘One of the Largest Industry Restoration Efforts in US History’ Hurricane Irma has left millions people without electricity, as winds, rain and storm surges have brought down grid infrastructure across Florida and Georgia. With the storm still thrashing its way inland toward Alabama and the Carolinas, utilities are stuck waiting for safer … Continue reading Post-#Irma, Utilities Face ‘One of the Largest Industry Restoration Efforts in US History’

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S ELECTRICAL GRID WILL NEED A ‘WHOLESALE REBUILD’ #Irma

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S ELECTRICAL GRID WILL NEED A ‘WHOLESALE REBUILD’ Hurricane Irma slammed the west coast of Florida on Sunday, making landfall first in the Keys and then at Marco Island, 15 miles south of Naples. Since then, it’s been making its way northward, visiting destruction on the state as it weakens. As the storm progressed … Continue reading SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S ELECTRICAL GRID WILL NEED A ‘WHOLESALE REBUILD’ #Irma

Utility crews stream into #Florida for hurricane payday, adventure #HurricaneIrma #Irma

Utility crews stream into Florida for hurricane payday, adventure ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Nick Chilelli had been driving his utility truck with a broken air conditioner for about 18 hours, all the way from Cincinnati, when his convoy got trapped behind a car wreck just outside Orlando, Florida, at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning. They … Continue reading Utility crews stream into #Florida for hurricane payday, adventure #HurricaneIrma #Irma

#Consumers_Energy: Storms, outages expected Wednesday into Thursday

Consumers Energy: Storms, outages expected Wednesday into Thursday Severe thunderstorms and winds of 50 miles per hour are expected to hit Southeast Michigan Wednesday, July 11 into Thursday morning, according to Consumers Energy. The company stated it is currently restocking its mobile storm units and essential materials in preparations of service outages. According to Accuweather.com, … Continue reading #Consumers_Energy: Storms, outages expected Wednesday into Thursday

Gov. Snyder activates state’s #emergency_operations center to monitor wind storm damage

Gov. Snyder activates state’s emergency operations center to monitor wind storm damage LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has activated the state’s emergency operations center to closely monitor and share information as increasing reports of storm damage and power outages across the state are becoming available from local communities and utilities, officials announced Wednesday. “As … Continue reading Gov. Snyder activates state’s #emergency_operations center to monitor wind storm damage