Caravan of LI utility workers heads to Florida to aid in Irma recovery

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ROSLYN HEIGHTS -

A caravan of utility workers is heading to Florida to help get the power back on for the millions affected by Irma.

Employees and contractors from PSEG Long Island and National Grid are driving down, and it could be several weeks before anyone gets to come home.

Officials say millions of Floridians remain without power after Irma swept through the entire state, causing widespread power outages and damage.

Donations for the hurricane-ravaged state are also flowing in across Long Island. Randi Shubin Dresner, the CEO of Island Harvest, says they will have six or seven tractor-trailers filled with donations to bring down to Florida. 

"This is our turn to help our neighbors in need across the country," she said. 

Island Harvest and the Manorville Fire Department are still collecting donations for hurricane relief. They say they are in need of water and canned goods with popped tops.

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