ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Duke Energy announced on Tuesday that more than 1,100 Duke Energy operation personnel, including contractors, line workers, tree professionals, damage assessment and support personnel, will depart for the Carolinas.
These crews are being moved as Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas. This will allow them to be staged and ready to help the Carolinas-based crews restore power as soon as it safe to do so. Crews will depart on Wednesday at 7 a.m. from both a Tampa and Orlando operation center.
They say that Florida crews will initially be staged in Darlington, South Carolina and will be deployed into the areas as they are needed.
An additional 1,000 personnel resources from Duke Energy’s Midwest region will also reportedly be deploying to the Carolinas. The company is also working with the Southeastern Electric Exchange to secure additional crews from other energy companies to assist.