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Duke Energy Florida urges customers to prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

Christian Fernsby |
Duke Energy Florida is preparing for Tropical Storm Elsa and is urging customers to prepare as well.

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Topics: FLORIDA   

Company meteorologists are tracking the storm and crews are preparing to safely and quickly respond if the storm impacts Duke Energy Florida's service area.

Tropical Storm Elsa could potentially strengthen and bring heavy rainfall, strong winds and localized flooding to portions of the company's service area.

Placing crews near areas that will likely be affected by this system will allow for the most rapid response after a storm passes through.

"Duke Energy is committed to restoring power as safely and quickly as possible, while keeping customers informed throughout the process," said Melissa Seixas Duke Energy Florida state president. "We prepare year-round and continuously modernize the grid to keep the lights on, but tropical weather events like Elsa bring wind-blown debris and flooding that can cause outages. We are prepared for those conditions and encourage our customers to continue monitoring the storm."

In advance of the storm, Duke Energy will move power utility crews and resources so they are staged in areas and ready to help restore power as soon as it is safe to do so.

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