HURRICANE: Before The Storm
What to Do Before The Storm Arrives (Home & Business)
- Determine your backup power source or make arrangements to relocate if a storm warning is issued and someone in your home is dependent on electric-powered, life-sustaining medical equipment.
- Ensure all trees and vegetation near power lines are trimmed by specially trained line-clearing professionals to minimize their potential impact on you and your neighbors.
- Make sure debris is cleared prior to a hurricane warning announcement – trash pickup will be suspended during this time. Tree limbs and branches are the leading cause of outages and can become airborne during a storm.
- DO NOT attempt to trim any vegetation growing on or near any overhead power lines. Only specially trained line-clearing professionals should work around power lines. Check FPL.com/trees to locate a contractor qualified to trim vegetation around power lines.
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