LOWER BATTLE STREET, Fla.
— Lowe’s says it has been working to upgrade floodlights in the Florida town where a powerful hurricane left its lights ablaze last week.
The company says it is now working with local authorities to replace the lights, which were set to go out in the town of Winter Garden on Sept. 26.
The lights were set up on the town’s water tower to let people know that the water was flowing, but then Hurricane Jose tore through the area, causing the lights to go on, said Doug Gorman, Lowe’s senior vice president of communications.
The floodlights are now back up and running in Winter Garden.
Lowes said it plans to install a new, more resilient floodlight system for Winter Garden as well as a temporary light-emitting system.
It will be in place for the next few days before moving to a permanent fixture for the rest of the summer, Gorman said.
The company said it has not yet decided how long the lights will be out in Winter Gardens.