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Hundreds of FPL workers back home following Hurricane Ida

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Employees and contractors have returned home after three weeks helping Louisiana restore power following Hurricane Ida. (FPL)

FPL company employee's have returned home to the Sunshine State.

More than 1,200 men and women where sent off to Louisiana to help restore the power grid following Hurricane Ida.

The category 4 hurricane left more than 1 million homes and businesses without power when it made landfall in August.

Hundreds of workers pulled through 16-hour days, for three weeks, to help restore the power to Louisiana residents in the hardest hit areas.

Crews installed 1,500 poles, replaced more than 350 transformers and raised more than 4,700 spans of power lines, helping to restore power to more than 44,000 Louisiana residents and businesses.

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"I am so proud of our men and women for selflessly leaving their families for an extended period of time, including over the Labor Day holiday, to work long, grueling hours in support of our neighbors in Louisiana,” said FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy. “This was an extremely challenging restoration effort, including excessive heat and flooding. Severe weather events like Ida showcase our team’s commitment to safety, to the industry and to their fellow Americans in need.”

FPL also helped rebuild neighborhood powerlines by providing over 150 power line poles.