JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall Friday in Louisiana, utility crews from Florida will help restore electricity after the storm. This is the fifth time this year JEA is sending crews to an area after it was hit by a hurricane.
They left at noon from JEA’s service center on Emerson. The agency is one of several utility companies sending crews on the 10-hour drive to Alexandria, Louisiana, to help.
Workers with Florida Power and Light, Duke Energy Florida and 10 municipal utilities including Jacksonville Beach are assisting, for a total of 450 employees and contractors.
The utility companies said extra safety measures will be taken because of the pandemic including social distancing, increased sanitation, and wearing masks.
The two dozen JEA crews are expected to arrive in Louisiana tomorrow afternoon and will begin restoration efforts immediately.
FPL crews are on the road again. For the fourth time this hurricane season, FPL is sending more than 450 employees and contractors to assist power restoration efforts once #HurricaneDelta has passed. News release: https://t.co/qytipQE7Xu B-Roll: https://t.co/3cOk8JDXD5 pic.twitter.com/RFj80WMzUW— FPL Newsroom (@FPL_Newsroom) October 8, 2020