ORLANDO, Florida -- Kentral Florida utility crews are heading to Tallahassee ahead of Hurricane Michael.

  • Utility crews head to Tallahassee
  • Will assist with restoration efforts after Hurricane Michael
  • Michael expected make landfall on Wednesday

Linemen from Orlando Utilities Commission and Kissimmee Utility Authority left Tuesday for the state capital, preparing to assist with recovery efforts after the storm make landfall.

OUC sent 21 employees and 17 trucks, according to a news release. KUA deployed 10 workers with vehicles, equipment, and supplies.

Hurricane Michael is expected to reach the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. The now Category 2 storm is expected be upgraded to Category 3 status once it makes landfall.