Some 4.5 million Floridians are without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  Getting the lights back on requires not only repair -  but in some cases, a total rebuild of equipment.

That's why Florida utilities are putting out the call for help to try to get the power back on as quickly as possible.  And Iowans are answering the call.

Dave Hraha of the Iowa Municipal Utilities Association updates me on this effort and the type of coordination it takes to make it happen.