ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida Power & Light (FPL) crews are returning home this weekend from areas impacted by Hurricane Laura.
FPL sent a workforce of more than 1,300 to Louisiana and Texas to rebuild the energy grid damaged by the Category 4 storm. They also sent nearly 180 semi-trailer trucks, loaded with critical equipment, to help Entergy Louisiana rebuild its damaged transmission system.
Crews worked 16-hour days, seven days a week, in excessively hot and difficult work conditions to restore power in the hardest-hit areas, including Lake Charles, Louisiana. Helping the community further, crews also raised and donated nearly $5,000 for the United Way for Southwest Louisiana and a local church.
GET THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Sign up for the FOX 35 newsletters
Last month, more than 600 FPL employees and contractors traveled to New Jersey to help restore power to nearly 3,000 homes and businesses affected by Hurricane Isaias.
Tune in to FOX 35 Orlando for the latest Central Florida news.
Florida Power and Light contributed to this report.