FPL promises full power restoration by Tuesday after Irma

A Week After Irma hit Florida Leaving 6.7 Million Customers in Darkness Significant Progress is Made in Restoring Power

FPL was able to restore power for most of its customers within a week, but tens of thousands still remain without electricity, and many harder-hit FPL customers in Southwest Florida will likely still be powerless for roughly two weeks or more.

Irma, which struck on September 10, affected millions of residents and downed power lines across the state.

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Florida State Senator Daphne Campbell is at the center of controversy after she was accused of urging an FPL official to restore power to her immediate family before her constituents after Hurricane Irma hit the area.

About 550,000 of the EMCs' customers lost power during the storm.

In Southwest Florida, Lee and Glades counties are almost 85 percent restored and are projected to be essentially complete by September 21.

Restoration crews are safely restoring service as quickly as possible.

"I told Florida Power and Light the generators were going to give up soon".

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Crews restored major substations first and power was eventually restored to a variety of communities.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 14,130 customers in Miami-Dade and 2,890 customers in Broward were without power. It had restored power to 459,380 customers who were knocked out by Irma last week.

Exceptions could occur in areas throughout Florida that are impacted by unusual circumstances such as tornadoes, severe flooding, heavy tree and debris damage. Spokesman Bill Orlove said the company routinely works with financially strapped customers.

"We just wanted to reach out and say thank you for everything that you do, for your continued support, for your patience and we want you to know that we are making progress", Stone said.

"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.

FPL insists that solar customers install a switch on their systems to cleanly cut them off during an emergency and they can not turn it back on.

"Our customers are angry and frustrated that we could not provide them better information".

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