UPDATE: 7:13p — Incredibly, power is still out at Whispering Pines Elementary School. School officials, in an evening robocall, affirmed that school will be open on Tuesday. It is unclear why it is taking FPL so long to restore power, especially after promoting the massive improvements made to the power grid in this very area.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (April 9, 2018) (1:58p) — Parents of Whispering Pines Elementary School students are being called this hour following a power outage at the school.
The robocall from school officials reports that an FPL transformer apparently blew up in the area, cutting power to the elementary school on Lyons Road, just south of Clint Moore Road.
School officials say that the outage is not impacting school operations. The school day ended at 2pm. Afterschool activities are proceeding as planned.
FPL earlier Monday issued a press release touting improvements the company has made to the power grid in Boca Raton and Delray Beach following last year’s Hurricane Irma. The press release promoted FPL’s system of immediately routing power around troubled transformers to reduce or eliminate power outages.
Based on the system’s failure, it would seem FPL did not test into the Whispering Pines gifted program.
Word of the day: Irony.