Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

FPL begins to bring back nuclear reactors after Irma

FPL begins to bring back nuclear reactors after Irma

"This is going to be a very, very lengthy restoration, arguably the most lengthy restoration and most complex in USA history", he said, asking that customers be patient. But Silagy told Bloomberg on Friday that Hurricane Irma brought winds that can "snap a concrete pole", and overwhelm flood protections for underground distribution systems.

"Many remember what it was like after Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and they are anxious to restore power and hope to those that have lost so much". "After we take care of everyone right here at home, we are prepared to send more than 100 personnel to assist with power grid rebuilding and restoration in the southeast", said Rick DelaHaya, Gulf Power spokesperson.

"Exceptions being areas where we've seen tornadic damage, severe flooding or other pockets of severe damage that you're invariably going to have in these types of events", Gould said.

Post-Irma woes continue for the millions of Floridians who remain without power. I know it's hard for people not to have power.

Florida Power & Light (FPL) the state's biggest utility, had more than 3.4 million of its 10 million customers without power as of Monday morning, leaving almost 7 million people in the dark. More than 1.4 million were without in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties, according to FPL's outage tracker.

FirstEnergy is a member of multiple electric utility mutual-assistance groups that work cooperatively to restore service to customers when a natural disaster causes large-scale power outages.

In Miami, trucks were seen deploying from the Magic City Casino. FPL also warned residents to stay away from downed power lines.

Customers do not need to report their outages, however. For these efforts, Gulf Power was awarded the Edison Electric Institute Assistance Award or its extraordinary work assisting in power restoration efforts in a neighboring or nearby electric company. "We will be bringing it back up", Gould said.

"You start with the power plants because if you can't generate the electricity, it does no good to fix the lines". Turkey Point, no issues at all.

This report will be updated frequently.

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