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A Quarter Of Floridians Still Don't Have Power After Irma

16 September 2017, 10:58 | Randall Craig

Restoring power to Florida will take 'weeks, not days' in some areas

10 Percent of Flagler Residents Expected to Lose Power, Millions More Across Florida

The utility companies said they are continuing to assess damage as power is restored. "Traffic lights are out, trees and fences down, no gas for miles and no electricity", she emailed to the Miami Herald. That's down from 1.5 million the day earlier. Duke Energy had almost 1.3 million customers without electricity. More than 30,000 utility workers have been activated to assist in restoring power, as the Bradenton Herald reported Monday. "There are damage assessors who are identifying issues and where", Jacobs of TECO said.

Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, warned that regaining normalcy could take a long time. "Lights are out. There may be impacts on local water and waste water treatment facilities". "It can get pretty expensive for the affected company", he said.

As of Wednesday morning, Florida Power and Light said 1.9 million of its customers were still without electricity, having restored service to 2.5 million out of 4.4 customers impacted by Irma. Duke said it expects to restore service to most of its customers by midnight September 17.

As utility crews work around the clock to restore electricity in Georgia, property owners might bear some of the responsibility for repairs. More than 50,000 utility workers - some from as far away as Canada and California - are responding to the crisis, according to the association of the nation's investor-owned utilities. This deployment will be different, as much of the restoration effort will require total rebuilding of power grid systems.

After Hurricane Irma took power from residents across Georgia, crews have been on the job to ensure power is restored.

He returned home for a few hours last week to see his daughter and get some laundry done before heading to Florida.

She said that despite support from the United Way and Monroe County, those funds, post hurricane, will soon be running out. I don't know what to do.

About 20,000 FPL employees have been working to restore service, the Naples Daily News reported.




In Texas, he said, storm victims assisted crews with trucks and machinery.

Beyond the luxurious mansions and beachfront resorts are thousands of Florida Keys residents living on the brink of poverty.

"We do that in a very deliberate process, but we do not publicize when we are bringing the units back up", said FPL vice president and chief communications officer Rob Gould. Trees completely uprooted. People's businesses flooded.

On Friday morning, 17 percent of Manatee County was still without power, according to a 9 a.m. update from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

In Sarasota, Steve and Laura Brady, their daughter Peyton and their two dogs returned from a shelter Monday to find their home largely intact.

"This impacted the whole state, so it's hard to pre-position all the assets you'd want to position if the storm just came from one coast or the other".

"I don't like the dark", his daughter chimed in. "Some parts of the county and some individuals will be up quicker than others".



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