|Published:||Jun 07, 2010 4:37 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 07, 2010 1:37 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Florida Power and Light crews are testing thousands of power poles to make sure they're strong enough to handle a storm.
Monday, FP&L crews inspected 45 foot wood poles in a Fort Myers neighborhood.
They do this by removing the dirt around the poles and performing density and strength tests.
If the poles aren't strong enough, they'll be replaced or reinforced.
It's just one way to make sure FP&L customers and infrastructure is ready for a storm this hurricane season.
FP&L crews are strengthening the electrical infrastructure in Fort Myers, which includes inspecting about 1,450 poles in the city this year.
System wide, 140,000 poles will be inspected for strength and health in 2010.
FP&L also let WINK News get a look at their thermovision camera technology.
It uses infrared images to detect potential problems on the lines before they occur and it helps prevent outages.
This hurricane season or any time of the year you experience an outage, FP&L customers can call 1-800-4-OUTAGE if they're experiencing a problem.