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After Irma: Power restored to most of Palm Beach

20 September 2017, 01:09 | Ruben Stone

After Irma: Power restored to most of Palm Beach

1.1 million in Florida still without power after Irma

Duke Energy Corp, which serves the northern and central parts of Florida, said on its website it expects to restore service to most customers by midnight September 17.

Florida Power & Light Company continues aggressively working to restore power to the remaining customers who are still without power as a result of Hurricane Irma, officials reported September 17.

According to WLRN, Florida Power & Light spokesperson Rob Gould said by Sunday night, nearly all of the eastern half of the state should have power restored, although for the western side, it could take until Sept 22.

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FPL expects the majority of restoration in Northeast Florida counties to be completed today, with a small amount finishing on Tuesday.

The company announced that as of 10 p.m. on Thursday power had been restored to 920,000 customers throughout the state with an approximate 75,000 customers left to go.

FPL spokesman Dave McDermitt said the remaining local power outages are not confined to specific neighborhoods.

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Electrical linemen from all over the state and the country have worked day and night for over a week since the hurricane struck.

Last Wednesday, a FPL spokesperson told Action News Jax reporter Lorena Inclán that all customers would be restored by Sunday. Up to 80 percent of the flood damage to residential properties is not covered by any flood insurance, CoreLogic said.

FPL also said power would be restored by Friday.

Consumers who might struggle to pay their FPL bills are encouraged to contact customer service at the utility. "We will not stop until 100 percent of Florida homes and businesses have power so all families can get back to their normal lives".

With Irma, the poles seemed to hold up well against the wind, he said.

FPL said restoration in Brevard, Broward, Clay, Flagler, Indian River, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Seminole, St. Johns, Union and Volusia counties is 95% complete or higher. On Sept. 11, when most customers were without power, the storm weakened to a tropical depression. These sites provide charging stations, water, Wi-Fi, ice, community service and restoration information, and customer service assistance.Visit: FPL.com/powertracker to see locations and times.

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