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FPL: About 90 percent of customers restored

September 17, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Florida Power & Light Company is working aggressively to restore power to the remaining customers affected by Hurricane Irma, and as of this evening, fewer than 500,000 people remain without power, officials said Sept. 16.

Restoration in Palm Beach, Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Union counties is 95 percent complete or higher. Brevard, Broward and Columbia counties are all at least 90 percent restored. Duval, Hardee, Orange and Osceola counties are 100 percent restored. Any customers who do not have power in these counties should report their outage online at: FPL.com/outage.

"The restoration process does not play favorites. To our customers who are still waiting on power to be restored to them, I want you to know that we are working as fast as we can to get you and all other FPL customers back online," Eric Silagy, president and chief executive officer of FPL, said in a prepared statement.

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FPL has established walk-up sites for its customers in several communities. The sites provide charging stations, water, Wi-Fi, ice, community service and restoration information, and customer service assistance. Visit: FPL.com/powertracker for a list of locations and times.

"In the wake of a natural disaster, it's heartening to see how Floridians have come together. We salute our partners in every community first responders, local officials, community leaders and countless others have been side-by-side with us through this unprecedented restoration effort. There's no way we would be as far along as we are without you," Silagy said.

Source: Florida Power & Light Company

 
 

 

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