Irma Latest: Utility says it will take weeks to restore power


A viral Facebook post indicated that Florida Power & Light would be shutting down power before Hurricane Irma arrives, but that's not the case, the company said. "We work 24/7 to restore power", an FPL spokesman said.

It threatens to knock out power to more than 4.1 million homes and businesses served by FPL, affecting around 9 million people based on the current storm track, the utility's chief executive said.

Irma may bring light rain to Maryland starting Tuesday, forecasters say
Flood waters in Jacksonville, Florida are at their highest ever because of Hurricane Irma

Florida Power & Light announced on Thursday it will shut down the Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear plants ahead of Irma's expected arrival this weekend.

A series of explosions and meltdowns occurred at the Fukushima nuclear plant after a massive quake unleashed a powerful tsunami that shut the facility's cooling systems and led to meltdowns.

Kvitova out of US Open but back on the big stage
It is interesting that of the six players remaining in the women's draw at the US Open this year, four are Americans. It's the first all-American US Open women's semifinal since Serena Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport in 2002.

"FPL has built the most sophisticated and strongest power grid in the nation". That is a decrease from the Category 5 designation Irma previously held.

The inspectors will remain at the nuclear plant sites and the incident response center will remain staffed until the agency is assured that the storm no longer poses a risk to these facilities, the agency said.

Kerala will eat beef, no food emergency in India, says KJ Alphons
The new inductions include four former civil servants with the 1979 batch, Kerala cadre officer being one of them. He resigned from Indian Administrative Service to contest in 2006 Kerala Assembly elections.

"This storm is unprecedented as far as strength and size". Improvements include replacing wooden poles and transmission structures with concrete ones, installing real-time water monitors to alert the utility to flooding at 223 substations susceptible to storm surge, using smart meters to identify outages more quickly and automated switching technology to reroute around trouble spots.

Depending on the outcome of the storm, damage to FPL's infrastruction could be extensive and require days or weeks of restoration, the release said.

Sony launches LF-S50G smart speaker with Google Assistant
On the frontside, there's a digital clock display, a splash-proof design that's ideal for the kitchen, and a 360° speaker system. Sony's smart speaker, the LF-S50G, will be available in the United Kingdom from November priced at approximately £200.

Florida Light & Power said it had almost 17,000 restoration workers positioned across Florida.