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WPS workers heading to FL

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Justin Razavi reports Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:33:46 +0000 WPS workers heading to FL Justin Razavi reports WFRV one of the biggest power outages in u.s. history, leaving as many as 13 million people without electricity across five southeastern states. ((nate)) and days after the storm, several million of those are *still* without power. so, as part of continued relief efforts, a wisconsin organization is sending its employees to assist with restoration efforts. local five's justin razavi is live in ashwaubenon with more. justin? good morning, nate and brittany. we've been hearing many stories these last few weeks about northeast wisconsin residents chipping in to help victims of hurricane harvey, and now hurricane irma, and that is continuing today. i'm here at the w.p.s. service center in ashwaubenon, where more than 20 wisconsin public service employees are leaving today to help restore power for victims affected by hurricane irma. this, after the florida power and light company asked for help from utility companies across the country, with workers from a reported 30 different states heading to the sunshine state to help restore power there. a spokesperson from w.p.s. saying yesterday that it's common for utility companies to cross state lines to help each other in times of disaster, with the goal of providing reliable, safe electricity 24/7 again, those w.p.s. employees are departing today, and no specific time frame has been released, but it's expected they'll stay as long as they're needed reporting live in ashwaubenon, i'm justin razavi, for local5 this morning. ((nate)) a young

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