Extreme weather and power outages during this period


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If you thought things were bad, think of being desperate enough to go to one of these Florida shelters.

Brevard County officials open shelter ‘in abundance of caution’ ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias
As Tropical Storm Isaias moves along Florida’s coast, Brevard County officials have opened a storm shelter “in an abundance of caution.”​
Officials said the shelter will be opened at Viera Regional Community Center at 11 a.m. Sunday for county residents in need of safe harbor from potentially dangerous winds and rain conditions that could impact the area.​
The shelter is located at the park at 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way.​
The shelter will be laid out to provide for Centers For Disease Control and Prevention recommended social distancing. Health screenings, temperature checks and personal protection equipment will be in place, but those seeking shelter are also asked to bring their own PPE, such as face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer, for personal use, officials said.​
The shelter will provide food but residents will need to take their own supplies, including bedding, folding chairs or sleeping bags; any needed medications; changes of clothing and sturdy shoes; personal hygiene items; and entertainment items, like games, cards, books or magazines. Officials said pets are welcome.​

And once they leave these shelters, they will probably go to homes without any power. Out-of-state electrical companies may be reluctant to help the local electric companies due to case counts so it maybe a long hot wait for alot of Floridians.

This past June, a derecho hit the Philadelphia area and hundreds of thousands were without power. We had high case counts but not nearly as high as Florida. Even with our then numbers, out-of-state crews were reluctant to help locals crews. For us it was 5 hot days.

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