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FPL ready to respond to Barry and urges customers to be safe

Jun 2, 2007

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – While Tropical Storm Barry brings strong winds and heavy rains to Florida’s west coast, Florida Power & Light Company is ready to respond with a well-tested restoration plan, which can be scaled up or down as conditions warrant. The company has resources and crews in position to respond to outages that occur as a result of the storm.

Above all, FPL urges its customers to keep their families safe. Heavy rains, possible tornadoes and high winds may impact electrical infrastructure, cause downed power lines and create a safety hazard.

  • Stay far away from downed power lines, flooding and debris. Don’t walk in standing water and don’t venture out in the dark because it’s difficult to see a downed power line -- that could be energized and dangerous.
  • If customers see an electrical line down, call 911 or FPL at 1-800-4OUTAGE.

FPL reminds customers they can visit www.FPL.com for more information regarding hurricane tips including generator safety, precautions regarding downed power lines, flooding, protecting electric equipment and much more. 

  • Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL), nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of nearly $16 billion and a growing presence in 26 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.4 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group's competitive energy subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.com and www.FPLEnergy.com

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