Lights turned on for Clayton County after Irma

Lights turned on for Clayton County after Irma

Lights turned on for Clayton County after Irma

The task of restoring power to more than 6 million Florida customers within a week couldn't have been accomplished were it not for the more than 30,000 power crews that came to the assistance of Florida from across the country and Canada.

More than 390,000 households are still without power in Florida after Hurricane Irma slammed huge swaths of the state with powerful winds, rains, and flooding. Salmon said the exact number of customers that have been restored was hard to estimate.

"FPL released a statement in response to the citation, which read in part, "... frivolous lawsuits and ludicrous code violations that attempt to pressure us into providing preferential treatment for their City will not work. They were time-stamped Monday, one day after the storm.

Duke announced a self-imposed deadline of midnight Friday to restore power to thousands of customers, the Tampa Bay Times reports, but the utility missed the mark for many, sowing discontent in the sweltering post-storm heat. "Some of the restaurants on the north side are open with limited menus".

Lights are turning back on across the county four days after Tropical Storm Irma caused widespread power outages. There were 395 in Jones County and fewer than 10 customers without power in Monroe, Peach, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties, respectively, according to Georgia Power's outage map.

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In making the comparison, it's important to remember that Wilma impacted a smaller portion of FPL's service area - 21 counties - while Irma affected all 35 counties served by the utility, FPL spokesman Bill Orlove said.

"Every hour of every day, more and more customers are getting their lights back on". "Hitting the ground running is certainly crucial". It marked the largest restoration of power in a single state in the history of the U.S.

NextEra Energy Inc's FPL, which serves almost 5 million homes and businesses, has said it expects to restore power to essentially all customers in the hard-hit western part of its territory by September 22.

After Wilma, FPL received $3 billion dollars from taxpayers to upgrade the antiquated system.

The utility estimated Irma damage included almost 1,500 broken or damaged power poles, 2,400 fallen trees, 450 damaged transformers, and more than 6,000 spans of wire totaling almost 230 miles.

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