JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As severe weather approaches the Florida peninsula, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is preparing for impact in its service area and urges customers to make safety a priority.
The latest forecasts indicate severe weather across the state, including heavy rain, winds and a potential for tornadoes expected to impact Florida's West Coast as early as Sunday evening. It is expected that much of Florida will be impacted by this severe weather and FPL customers in affected areas may experience power outages. FPL will work to restore power safely and as quickly as possible.
"We have increased our restoration staffing throughout the state and are pre-positioning additional resources on the West Coast of Florida, where we expect initial storm impacts, and also in the Daytona-St. Augustine area. In total, we have more than 6,000 resources ready to respond throughout our service area. These actions will ensure we are positioned to restore power safely and as quickly as possible," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO for FPL. "Importantly, we also ask that customers make safety their top priority."
How we prepare for storm season
FPL urges customers to review their family and business emergency plans, and to keep a close watch on any developments and follow the advice of local government. Preparation and safety tips are available at FPL.com/storm.
Please stay safe
Safety is always FPL's priority. We urge customers to make it their priority, too:
Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving more than 4.8 million customer accounts or more than 10 million people 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 2015, was the lowest in Florida among reporting utilities for the sixth 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 2015 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Market Strategies International. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,800 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, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune's 2016 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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