Lakefront Utilities is dispatching a crew to the United States in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
The mayor of Washington, DC declared a state of emergency as the city prepares for heavy rains, flooding and power outages related to Hurricane Florence.
The mayor announced the move, describing it as a necessary step to ensure the city has the resources and support to handle several days of torrential rain.
Florence could hit the Carolinas harder than any hurricane since Hazel packed 209 kilometre per hour winds in 1954, destroying 15,000 buildings and killing 19 people in North Carolina.
A small crew from the line department at Lakefront Utilities left Cobourg to travel to New Jersey yesterday morning, assisting the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States as they prepare for Hurricane Florence.
Together, he says two of Lakefronts lineman and an electric distribution technician will be on standby.
He’s very proud of these workers volunteering to go out.
Dereck adds Lakefront is happy to be in a position to help out.
Florence’s projected path includes half a dozen nuclear power plants.