World News – United States – Florida teams travel to help with damage from Storm Zeta


ORLANDO, Fla .– Storm crews with the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and Duke Energy are heading to Alabama to help restore power after Hurricane Zeta The system has since weakened in a tropical storm

Five members of the OUC team left Orlando on Wednesday to help, while 6 other employees remained on standby to possibly leave on Thursday

« On each previous deployment, OUC sent 12 employees eager to help others in need The most recent came October 9 When Hurricane Delta hit an already battered southwestern Louisiana Two days later, OUC line crews began to restore power to residents of Lafayette, La. They returned home on October 17, « OUC said in a press release

Duke Energy teams travel to the Carolinas, where the remains of Hurricane Zeta are expected to travel

« Duke Energy has prepared their crews for a multi-day restoration effort and has more than 2,600 workers ready to respond to power outages »

In addition, more than 300 employees are prepared and ready to leave the company’s Midwestern service territory if necessary.

A fast Zeta weakened in a tropical storm as it hurtled northeast Thursday morning after passing through Louisiana and Mississippi

Zeta weakened over central Alabama, but its high winds continued in parts of the state and in the Florida Panhandle

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