Power outages

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

As of Sunday at 5:45 p.m., more than 2,000 JEA customers were in the dark already the effects of a severe nor’easter blew threw Northeast Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma’s expected approach overnight Sunday or early Monday.

JEA and other utility companies say it’s inevitable more people in Northeast Florida will be without power during the next few days.

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 Updated 5:15 p.m. 

BRYCEVILLE — An evacuation order for Bryceville residents has been lifted and all roads re-opened after a wildfire raged in Nassau County.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

At Florida Power & Light Company in St. Augustine, the new MVP is a truck. From the outside it looks like a small RV. There’s a big pop-out monitor and a satellite dish. It would be perfect for tailgating at a football game, but FPL uses it to restore power, fast.

Ralph Grant was one of eight people who developed this truck. He calls it the mobile command center.

“It is as state of the art as we have in the utility business,” Grant said.