Local PG&E workers fly to Florida to help after Hurricane Irma strikes


The $3.8 million, five-year-old building off Military Trail, constructed to withstand a Category 5 storm, lost power as feeder bands from Irma pounded the state.

Florida Power & Light Company said that almost 1.1 million customers statewide were without power Sunday morning.

FPL said it had shut down one of Turkey Point's two nuclear reactors.

The post attributed the news to local Fox affiliate WSVN Channel 7 and says that as the massive storm makes it way closer to Florida, customers won't have power. Both are on Florida's Atlantic Coast, which is bracing to get hit very hard by Irma's ferocious winds.

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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. More than 76,000 people in the state are already without power, according to Gov. Rick Scott. "A storm of this magnitude an intensity will require us in many cases to completely rebuild out electric system from the ground up, particularly on the west coast".

Duke Energy Corp., the state's second-largest utility, has estimated it could see more than 1 million outages because of Irma.

The utility said that it has mobilized crews and is working to restore power as it can. On Sunday, Gould said its nuclear plants were safe.

48 hours after landfall, county by county estimates are given and finally 96 hours after landfall they provide restoration estimate at a more local level.



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