State panel holds hurricane workshop for utility workers

Posted at 7:19 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 03:20:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Hurricane season is less than a month away.

The Florida Public Service Commission wants to know how crews can better respond to storm damage, downed power lines and power outages, and they want to hear from you.

WTXL's Jada Williams has some of the details they want to fine-tune in Wednesday's workshop.

In 2006, the Florida Public Service Commission asked electric utilities to come up with programs that measure and then allow improvement on their abilities.

That was following a couple of years of severe Hurricanes. However, there were no storms severe enough to call the meeting until 2016.

Now they're sitting down with utility workers across the state to assess the previous hits and misses during the last few Hurrianes and how to be even more effrective.

While the full meetings are for utility work officials, both days with begin with public comment.

Anyone is encouraged to come out and speak out.

It starts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Betty Easley Conference Center and is at the same place and time Thursday.