Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association
Regarding Public Power Preparation for Tropical Storm Elsa
“Florida’s public power utilities have completed preparations for and are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa, which is expected to make landfall along Florida’s Nature Coast early tomorrow morning.
In preparation for the storm, the Florida Municipal Electric Association has activated its mutual aid network. Electric crews and resources from fellow public power utilities both within the state and from nearby states, including Georgia and Alabama, are on standby and ready to assist with power restoration efforts if needed. As in any emergency, public power is committed to restoring power as safely as quickly as possible for our customers.
Our preparation efforts begin well before the start of hurricane season, and our mutual aid coordination efforts will continue right up until and immediately following landfall. We thank all the lineworkers and power restoration crews that are part of our mutual aid network for being at the ready to help impacted Florida communities.”
The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) represents the unified interests of 33 public power communities across the state, which provide electricity to more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.