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Hurricane Irma News

Op-Ed: Florida residents not allowed to use solar power after hurricane

Millions of Florida residents lost power after Hurricane Irma raged through the state. But homeowners with solar energy installations couldn’t use them during the outage because they would be breaking the law.

Tesla boosted battery range during Irma, raising questions

Owners of certain models of Tesla's SUVs and sedans fleeing Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma were surprised to discover their vehicles were getting 30 to 40 miles more range than expected. Tesla confirmed they can control the cars remotely.

MIT used social media to create hurricane Irma risk map

Fort Lauderdale - The Urban Risk Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has launched Riskmap.us an open source platform designed to track flooding from Hurricane Irma in the southern Florida county of Broward.

Irma will put $3 billion worth of power grid updates to the test

Tampa - With more than 48,000 homes and businesses in the area around Miami and Fort Lauderdale already having lost power, according to Florida Power & Light, the big question remains - Will FPL's $3 billion upgraded power grid be able to withstand Irma's wrath?

Florida's nuclear plants to shut down ahead of Irma

Tampa - Florida Power & Light (FLP) announced on Thursday it will shut its two nuclear power plants before Irma comes ashore as a very powerful hurricane.

Irma to pass just North of Puerto Rico on its way to Florida

Hurricane Irma smashed small northern Caribbean islands Wednesday morning as one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, as its path moves it closer to the British Virgin Islands and northern Puerto Rico later today.

Hurricane Irma is now one of the most powerful storms in history

Irma has become one of the most powerful storms in history with the National Hurricane Center calling it “potentially catastrophic," with wind speeds of 185 mph, making it a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
 

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Duke Energy Florida has mobilized about 8 000 lineworkers  tree professionals  damage assessment and...
Duke Energy Florida has mobilized about 8,000 lineworkers, tree professionals, damage assessment and support personnel to safe locations.
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FPL s Lake City pre-storm preparations set to go.
FPL's Lake City pre-storm preparations set to go.
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FPL is on the job as Hurricane Irma prepares to move on shore in Florida.
FPL is on the job as Hurricane Irma prepares to move on shore in Florida.
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Tesla Greenwich North Supercharger Station in a rest area of Merritt Parkway in Greenwich  Connectic...
Tesla Greenwich North Supercharger Station in a rest area of Merritt Parkway in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Tesla Greenwich North Supercharger Station in a rest area of Merritt Parkway in Greenwich  Connectic...
Tesla Greenwich North Supercharger Station in a rest area of Merritt Parkway in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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