With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, Emera Maine hopes to be able to make a contribution toward safely returning the region to normalcy.

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On Sunday, Emera Maine is sending a team to assist Tampa Electric, a fellow Emera Inc. affiliate, with storm restoration efforts.

12 line workers, a mechanic and a line supervisor departed with 8 trucks, and another line supervisor is already in Florida to help with the Hurricane Irma restoration effort.

Crews plan to drive to Florida over the course of three days, providing it remains safe to travel.

The entire Emera Maine team is keeping the people in the storm’s path in their thoughts.

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