Isaias update: FPL warns that restoration could be slower than usual because of coronavirus-related safety precautions.

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Sophia Eccleston, an external affairs manager for Florida Power & Light, said the utility has a workforce of 10,000, including crews from sister companies in Georgia and Texas, ready to restore power.


FPL anticipates a large portion of its service area will experience outages because of tropical storm force winds extending more than 175 miles from the center of the storm," she said.




But she warned that restoration could be slower than usual because of virus-related safety precautions.


As the hurricane’s outer bands started hitting the county Saturday afternoon, there were intermittent power outages in Jupiter Farms and West Palm Beach, according to social media posts.


County road crews secured 140 traffic-signal heads to reduce damage at intersections.


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"We find ourselves managing a hurricane during an unprecedented pandemic," County Administrator Verdenia Baker said. "As we continue to traverse through these unprecedented waters, wear your mask. Mask up. Make sure you practice the distancing."


Go to FPL’s outtage page to see when power can be restored.