Florida Power & Light Co. repairing Treasure Coast power outages from Isaias

Colleen Wixon Treasure Coast NewspapersPublished 12:37 PM EDT Aug 2, 2020Sporadic Florida Power & Light Co

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Sporadic Florida Power & Light Co. power outages have been reported throughout the Treasure Coast because of Tropical Storm Isaias. 

At 11:40 a.m., about 180 power outages were reported on the Treasure Coast, according to the FPL power outage tracker map. Earlier in the morning, about 420 outages of the initial 3,690 affected customers remained on the Treasure Coast.

More: Isaias weakens to tropical storm, but expected to restrengthen as it nears Florida

Earlier today, Indian River County was the most affected, with 1,770 customers affected. St. Lucie had 1,540 customers affected, and Martin had 380 affected. 

FPL is sending crews out in between rain bands and when the winds are below 35 mph to restore electricity as quickly as possible, an FPL spokesman said.

Last month, FPL had a drill exercise at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds west of Fort Pierce to prepare for a hurricane amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Crew members had to undergo temperature checks and blood testing before allowed to work in the field. 

More: 'We are in uncharted waters': FPL executives talk hurricane preparation amid a global pandemic

During Hurricane Dorian in 2019, electrical and utility workers and trucks were staged at the St. Lucie County fairgrounds. 

This story will be updated.

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