Crews from Pacific Gas and Electric Company arrived Friday in Palm Beach County to assist Florida Power & Light crews in combating Hurricane Irma.
PG&E is based out of the San Francisco Bay area.
Crew members will work with local first responders and rescue crews responding to those endangered along the route of Hurricane Irma. Moreover, together with FPL, they will maximize efforts to restore power after the hurricane hits the area this weekend, according to the utility.
The Category 5 storm, with maximum winds of 180 mph, has been tearing through the Caribbean and is forecast to hit Florida in the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service.
As part of a mutual aid agreement with FPL, about 100 PG&E employees—line workers, equipment operators, supervisors and other personnel—will travel to Florida after the hurricane moves through the area.
The agreement was signed in 2014 and this will be the second time it has been activated, following Hurricane Matthew in the area last year, according to PG&E.