JEA cuts trees in Hyde Park in preparation for the hurricane on Tuesday morning

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JEA is ensuring people in the Hyde Park neighborhood are protected from falling trees and branches during this year’s hurricane season.

Crews will begin pruning trees in Hyde Park Circle on Tuesday 7th June at 10am

According to JEA, pruning trees for hurricane season is critical to maintaining power and keeping communities safe and prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws their way.

Most storm-related power outages are caused by tree branches falling onto power lines. JEA has invested millions to make electrical systems more storm resilient to prevent disruptions.

HURRICANE SEASON RESOURCES: News4JAX Hurricane Section | plan and prepare | The Weather Bureau’s 2022 Hurricane Survival Guide

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JEA works to protect the environment during this process by using arboriculture methods that are best for the long-term health of the trees. Crews have received additional training in caring for delicate tree canopies when working in historic neighborhoods like Hyde Park Circle.

JEA is reminding residents to ensure their JEA account information is up to date so they can reach you with power restoration updates in the event of a storm outage.

You can update your information at DoMoreWithJEA.com. You are also encouraged to browse the site for more helpful hurricane resources such as Recovery 1-2-3, which educates residents on JEA’s recovery process.

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