JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the potential for Erika to make landfall in Florida as early as Sunday, Florida Power & Light Company is proactively preparing to respond.
"We prepare year-round for hurricanes and tropical storms. With Erika's potential to impact Florida, we want to take every action possible to ensure we are ready to respond and can do so quickly to restore power to customers affected," Manny Miranda, vice president of power delivery at FPL.
FPL is monitoring Erika's path in order to move workers and equipment to the areas most likely to be affected.
We urge customers to review family and business emergency plans, ensure they have supplies they need on hand, and keep close watch on the development of the storm. Preparation and safety tips are available at FPL.com, where customers also can sign up to receive post-storm email updates.
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Safety is always FPL's first priority. We urge customers to make it their top priority, too:
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Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving approximately 4.8 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL's typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 30 percent lower than the latest national average and, in 2014, was the lowest in Florida among reporting utilities for the fifth year in a row. FPL's service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide. The company was recognized in 2014 as the most trusted U.S. electric utility by Market Strategies International, and has earned the national ServiceOne Award for outstanding customer service for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,700 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, including being ranked in the top 10 worldwide for innovativeness and community responsibility as part of Fortune's 2015 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. For more information, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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