Update on Hurricane Ian’s path: Hurricane warning issued for Tampa Bay area

Florida Power and Light’s emergency response is “going well” as Hurricane Ian approaches, the utility announced Monday.

According to the press release, FP&L has mobilized 13,000 workers and supplies to ensure a safe and rapid response as soon as the storm hits.

If a hurricane begins to hit the area, FP&L will use remote grid technology to restore power remotely during the storm, as long as it is safe to do so, the company said. After the storm passes and winds drop below 35 mph, FP&L will continue to recover and conduct damage assessments with field crews.

The utility also urged customers to be prepared and take safety precautions.

“As this storm approaches Florida, we know our customers are counting on us, and we are determined to meet this challenge,” FP&L Chairman and CEO Eric Silagy said in a statement. “We are mobilizing and pre-positioning our recovery workers, so these brave men and women can get to work as soon as it is safe to do so.”

-Matt Foster, ABC News

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