Duke said it has about 7,000 line workers, tree professionals and damage-assessment crews set up for Irma, with additional assistance on the way from the Midwest. Ever since Fukushima , nuclear plants in the path of massive storms have raised serious safety questions. FPL is the third-largest electric utility in the USA and serves almost 10 million people in the southern half of Florida .
But by 9 a.m., they were all sold out, according to WFTV-TV . Then she thought she'd caught a lucky break: a Lowe's store 30 miles away in Orlando had gotten a surprise shipment of generators . "She needs the generator ", he said. "It's OK. No worry for them". Despite a language barrier, Brekke was able to thank Santiago and the two shared a hug.
Both had grown up in big families and it seemed only natural to begin to take in groups of foster children, many of them physically or mentally disabled. "They're the most loving, wonderful, giving people I know", their adoptive child Dona Schluter, 47, told the newspaper. This is the first and probably also the last time they will see their names take over the weather channels.
Mandatory evacuation for the entire town remains in effect. The private social club, purchased by Trump in 1985, is located on a barrier island facing the Atlantic Ocean and is susceptible to storm surge from the intense hurricane, which is expected to impact South Florida on Saturday.
Islands in Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties are covered by the order. Edisto Beach is also being evacuated, along with Harbor, Hunting, Fripp, Daufuskie, Tullifini and Knowles islands. The shelters are now only for South Carolinians, but they are preparing to receive residents from Florida and Georgia should they be needed. Georgetown County's official website, www.georgetowncountysc.org , has storm related information.
Part of the team that handles hazmat situations was diverted to Alabama to prepare. This time five members are on their way to help with Hurricane Irma . "We believe that we bring a team that is highly trained and it's an incredible resource that we have in the valley that goes out and truly represents Nevada in helping to save lives throughout the country", said Jeff Lytle, Task Force Leader, Nevada Task Force 1.