FirstEnergy sending trucks to Florida to assist with Irma: video

FirstEnergy is sending 900 workers to Florida to assist with Irma recovery efforts.

CLEVELAND - FirstEnergy is dispatching nearly 900 linemen, damage assessors, contractors and crews to Florida to help restore power outages expected as a result of Hurricane Irma.

The crews are scheduled to leave Cleveland Saturday morning. The convoy will begin at FirstEnergy's service center on Miles Road.

Crews from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and West Virginia are also expected to head to Florida. All crews are aiming to meet at a staging area in Lake City, Florida by Sunday night.

WKYC's Andrew Horansky spoke with The Illuminating Company's Nick Austin Friday about where crews are going and what they can expect in the weeks ahead. Watch the video above.

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