No Damage to Florida Nuclear Plants during Hurricane Irma
During one of the worst hurricanes to hit the U.S. coast, Florida Power & Light Co.'s (FPL) nuclear power plants remained operational as Hurricane Irma hit on September 10.
The day before Irma made landfall, FPL made the decision to shut down Turkey Point Unit 3, in south Florida, and Turkey Point Unit 4 shut down automatically just before 7 p.m. Sunday evening.
The St. Lucie facility, also has two units, one of which was working at reduced power and the second unit operating at full strength.
The NRC’s Region II continues to be in monitoring plants on the Hatch nuclear plant in south Georgia and the Farley nuclear plant in south Alabama as the storm dissipates throughout the southeast.
Read more about how Florida’s Nuclear Plants Power Through Hurricane Irma.