Duke Energy uses Georgia National Fairgrounds as staging ground for Florida

Fairgrounds staging area for crews

The Georgia National Fairgrounds is expecting 1,500 temporary power company employees to make a pit stop before moving on to Florida.

Jacob Reynolds saw some of the first trucks arrive earlier Saturday.

Duke Energy is running the show and they have enough room to house 1,500 people temporarily.

They're bringing in power crews on their way to Florida and figure this is the safest place to keep them until the storm rolls through.

They'll be potentially moving out of this area Tuesday and into Florida.

They have temporary showers, bathrooms, wash stations, and housing for those employees and contractors coming in.

They're expecting hundreds of trucks to come park here over the next few days and they say they're very thankful for Georgia.

Duke Energy has 1.7 million Florida customers. The Fairgrounds say they'll be a staging site for Georgia companies as well.

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