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LG&E and KU preparing to send assistance to Florida as Hurricane Matthew approaches

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Gas & Electric, along with Kentucky Utilities Company, are already preparing assistance for Florida residents before Hurricane Matthew arrives.

A state of emergency has been declared for all of Florida as the hurricane tracks in the state's direction.

According to a news release, LG&E and KU have coordinated the release of more than 140 contractor line technicians, team leaders, tree trimmers and additional support staff to assist Florida Power and Light, the utilities company in that state. 

"The contractor crews are being dispatched from areas across the LG&E and KU service territory, including Lexington, London, Louisville, Maysville, Mount Sterling and Richmond, Kentucky, as well as Norton, Virginia," the news release states. "The crews will mobilize and begin the trip to Florida Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. Once they arrive, they'll participate in pre-staging activities as officials track the hurricane's path and will be assigned to locations as-needed following its impact."

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