Worldwide

Hydro One crews to help Florida in wake of Irma

Hydro One crews to help Florida in wake of Irma”

Cherie Jacobs, a spokeswoman for Tampa Electric, a unit of Emera Inc., said her company was in much the same mode.

Irma has knocked out power to 6.5 million Florida electricity customers, or almost two-thirds of the state, since making landfall this weekend. That's 64 percent of the state's power customers, and there are several counties where 80-90 percent of customers are without power.

Many customers already have their power back on, but more are waiting to get their AC blowing again.

Customers on Florida's east coast, which sustained far less wind damage, should all have power by the end of the weekend, he said.

"'Restore" may not capture the full sense of where we are.

Under the agreement, Florida officials are covering the cost of the California crews.

As the storm moved to Atlanta Monday, it caused outages for more than a million customers across Georgia.

The company, which serves about 10 million power customers across almost half of Florida, may have to physically rebuild parts of the power system, Gould said.

A series of explosions and meltdowns occurred at the Fukushima nuclear plant after a massive natural disaster unleashed a powerful tsunami that shut the facility's cooling systems and led to meltdowns. He continued to warn that many could be without power for weeks.

"This is not a typical restoration that you're going to see".

"It's supposed to get really bad here in the next couple of hours, and after that we'll make a decision of where we need to get on the road", he said. FPL prioritizes returning power to those critical facilities. The electricity company would then turn its attention to areas that are home to supermarkets, gas stations and other community services. Crews from the South came to this region when the derecho hit in 2012 and during the paralyzing snow storm in the eastern part of the state, he said.

The company will adjust the plans as necessary, "depending upon the path of the storm", Gould said.

But Gould said those outage numbers will soon start to shrink.

A 24-man crew from the Monongahela Power Co. with workers from Parkersburg, Sistersville and Harrisville is on its way to Sarasota, Fla., to help restore power to Floridians cleaning up from Hurricane Irma, a company spokesman said. "It's not over. We still have customers in north Florida that are losing power because of the storm". He said the company would continue to build out that capability in the future.

Workers left last Thursday and arrived in Florida on Saturday.

"At this time we do not know the exact restoration times".



Like this

Latest


13 September 2017
Man Shot On Boston Common, 2 In Custody, Police Confirm
A 19-year-old man from Hyde Park is fighting for his life after a shooting on the Boston Common Tuesday evening. Boston Emergency Medical Services said the shooting victim was found by the grandstand at the Boston Common.

13 September 2017
Flames break out at Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Tampa
There were renewed calls from the community earlier this summer to rename the school, which was more than 100 years old. Crowds gathered for blocks around and watched firefighters try to tamp down the blaze from afar.

13 September 2017
Casino "SL Casino Riga" of Storm International chain to open in Riga
Guests could relax playing the most popular slots, roulette and video poker, as well as enjoy original entertaining show programs. The interiors are made in soft colors and the muffled lighting is done to create an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation.

13 September 2017
Changes in the new iTunes
Members can create profiles and follow each other to see music they are listening to and any playlists they've shared. The App Store available on iOS devices will be the only place to get, update, and redownload apps.

13 September 2017
UP Farmers Get Loan Waiver Cheques From Re 1 to Rs 18
Other opposition leaders insinuated that measly amounts were being waived just to inflate the number of beneficiaries and make the government look good.

13 September 2017
Kane ready to stand and trade with Champions League heavyweights
Sissoko has rarely impressed in his time at Tottenham but was an effective presence in a central midfield role. Kane opened his Premier League account for the season on Saturday with two goals in a 3-0 win over Everton .

13 September 2017
United States stocks climb to record as Irma threat recedes
France's CAC 40 edged up 0.3 percent to 5,191.40 in early trading, while Germany's DAX rose 0.4 percent to 12,521.93. The VIX "fear gauge" saw its biggest decline in nearly three weeks as financial and technology shares led gains.

13 September 2017
Destiny 2 developers to remove 'hate symbol' from game
Bungie made the announcement on Twitter that the resemblance was not intentional and the gauntlets would be removed from the game. Destiny 2 released on PS4 and Xbox One last week, allowing players to create female characters and characters of colour.

13 September 2017
Kangana Ranaut beaten by Aditya Pancholi in public
Coming to the current situation, he said, "Kangana has taken a stand against Aditya Pancholi, she should register a FIR. During this time, a white auto suddenly came and completely blocked the rickshaw on the corner of the road.

23 June 2017
Marvel Looks To Shake Its Poor Gaming Reputation
The games are well designed with attractive graphics and extensive content, but neither is viewed as a flawless experience. These games tend to be actually well done for what they are, and in a way they’ve been the pride of Marvel gaming.



Recommended