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Responding to Hurricane Irma

Electrician Al Wynn (left) and helper Larry Bushner (right)

Recently, St. Johns County was directly impacted by a substantial hurricane leaving many schools without power. The maintenance department played a huge role in providing power during and after the storm. Shelters opened up across the District and housed Florida residents from all over the state.

When the power went out the Maintenance Department employed two 100 Kilowatt Cat portable diesel generators to provide power to the affected shelters during the storm. When the storm ceased, Maintenance employees rotated these generators from school to school to operate food service coolers and freezers preventing the loss of tens of thousands of dollars in food products. The district and school maintenance staff put in countless hours to secure and prepare all school sites and facilities for the safe return of students.