Florida grapples with Hurricane Irma

Florida grapples with Hurricane Irma

The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association wants to connect businesses that need help with volunteers who can help.

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September 14, 2017
Matt McClellan
Business

The recovery process has begun in Florida, where Hurricane Irma ripped through the state, leaving millions of residents and businesses without power.

As of Thursday morning, more than 2 million utility customers are still without power. People on the west coast, where Hurricane Irma made landfall, will likely have power restored by Sept. 22, according to Florida Power & Light Co. Customers who lost electricity on Florida's eastern side will likely have it restored by the weekend, according to statement from the company on Twitter.

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association is no stranger to hurricanes. The group provides its members with resources to help them prepare for the worst storms Mother Nature can cook up. Helpful tips and links are located here.  

As Florida growers grapple with Hurricane Irma, FNGLA wants to connect businesses that need help with volunteers who can help. The association has set up two spreadsheets through Google docs on its website. One is accessed through clicking a button "I need help." The other is accessed through clicking a button marked "I can help." Anyone can edit the document, so green industry members can use the spreadsheets to find the help they need. The takeover of FNGLA's website homepage shows how important Hurricane Irma recovery is to the state.

Affected growers can visit FNGLA's Irma site here.