WEST PALM BEACH TO DEPLOY 24 TO HURRICANE RAVAGED PANHANDLE TODAY
City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Utilities technicians and operators are dispatching to the Florida Panhandle to assist in the relief efforts for Hurricane Michael.
WHO: West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio
Asst. City Administrator Scott Kelly
24-WPB Public Utilities Employees
WHAT: City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Utilities technicians and operators are dispatching to the Florida Panhandle to assist in the relief efforts for Hurricane Michael.
The crews will line up at the City Complex before leaving today at 1:30 p.m. West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and other members of the City leadership team will be on hand to wish them well and a safe return. Crews will be dispatching with backhoes, Bobcats and other heavy equipment.
The effort is being coordinated in conjunction with FLAWARN, Florida’s Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network, the formalized system of “utilities helping utilities” to address mutual aid during an emergency, led by WPB Asst. City Administrator Scott Kelly.
WHERE: 1045 Charlotte Ave., West Palm Beach
WHEN: **TODAY** Monday, October 15, 2018; 1:30 p.m.
VISUALS & INTERVIEW OPS.:
A large convoy of vehicles and equipment will be lining up, along with City employees, ready to deploy. Interviews: Mayor Muoio, Asst. City Administrator Kelly, and City employees deploying to Panhandle.