RIVIERA BEACH, FLA. -- Officials with Florida Power and Light gave reporters a tour of a new facility Friday.
The facility, located in Riviera Beach, is a statewide command center with a price tag of almost $4 million.
It costs more than an ordinary command center because it's designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane.
Officials made the grand unveiling of the facility Friday at the conclusion of a week-long hurricane drill which had a fictitious Category 3 storm approaching the state's eastern coast.
FPL officials say the complex is stocked with everything from transformers to wiring, all of it ready to replace any downed lines or blown systems in the event of a storm.
Utility officials said there would always be a power outage of some sort in the event of one of these storms, but the facility's level of readiness helps ensure that help can be on the way more swiftly.
Hurricane season begins June 1, in less than a month.