Alliant Energy crews headed to Florida to help with hurricane relief

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Alliant Energy Crews will spend the next two weeks away from their families to help restore the power in Florida after Hurricane Irma.

Alliant Energy is the parent company of two public utility companies--Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL)--and of Alliant Energy Resources, Inc. (AER), the parent company of Alliant Energy's non-regulated operations. (PRNewsFoto/ALLIANT ENERGY CORPORATION)

The crews are made up of 200 volunteers from Iowa and Wisconsin, who will help restore power to those still left in the dark.

Tree trimmers and other contract workers will also be out there to help with restoration efforts.

Florida utilities asked for help through a national mutual assistance program.

Alliant will still have enough staff on hand in case we get storms in eastern Iowa.

And these volunteers will be joining more than 18,000 crews from across 30 states and Canada.

They are expected to arrive in Florida on Wednesday, September 13.