Few without power in Lee, Collier counties 12 days after Irma

Cornelia Mascio
Settembre 24, 2017

They have more than 1,000 team members working around-the-clock, working to restore power.

Florida Power & Light had restored electrical power to 99 percent of its South Florida customers by September 19, nine days after Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane.

Less than 7,000 of the remaining customers without power are located where the hurricane impacted the electric system the hardest - Immokalee, Lehigh Acres and surrounding areas, officials said today. Verizon sent SPOTs (Satellite Picocells on Trailers), which provide LTE and voice services to the Keys to help the Florida Department of Law Enforcement with recovery operations.

FPL said last week it expected to have power restored to the west coast by Friday, but admitted there would be some isolated places which received more extensive damage that could take longer.

As of September 20, power restoration was essentially complete in all 35 counties served by FPL, with the exception of Glades, Lee and Collier counties, where restoration is more than 95 percent complete.

UAE ambassador to the United States Yousef Al-Otaiba spoke with Florida Governor Rick Scott about the donation, which will help the recovery work in some of the most hard-hit parts of the state, said WAM.

About 4,000 LCEC customers throughout their five-county territory, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Broward, are targeted for restoration over the next few days, said Karen Ryan, a spokeswoman for LCEC. "We appreciate this support to the Florida Disaster Fund". We don't want a lot of debris around the state.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE