Sunday is Georgia Power's goal for 95 percent service restoration

17 September, 2017, 07:09 | Author: Valerie Burke
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The company estimates that 95 percent of all customers impacted by Irma, who can accept power, will have power restored by Saturday night.

In Georgia, utilities reported outages declined to about 212,000 from a peak of around 1.3 million on Monday.

Latest Power Outage Data can be found here. We're trying to tell customers that they don't need to call us. Perry said 60,000 utility workers from USA and Canada are in the disaster area working to get power back on.

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. A workforce of more than 21,500 employees and contractors from almost 30 states and Canada have worked around the clock.

Timothy Keefe, deputy chief of the Broward County Fire-Rescue, said his department is helping the city of Hollywood, on the east coast of the state, evacuate the entire facility.

"We do appreciate the effort FPL made in being here in full force all week", Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar said.

There have been reported cases of customers being asked to pay an extra fee for their power to be restored faster.

In North Carolina and SC, where Duke Energy provides electricity for more than 4 million customers, the utility said it has turned the power back on for 160,000 customers, and that 57,000 remain affected.

"The company expects power to be restored to western Florida - more heavily damaged by the storm - by September 22".

Teams in the Field Georgia Power monitored the path of Hurricane Irma for more than a week prior to the storm entering Georgia. In Palm Beach County, 591,600 or 87 percent of homes and businesses affected by Irma had been restored.

Other areas of Florida - such as Seminole, west of Tampa - aren't likely to get power turned back on until "midnight September 17", Duke Energy said.

But it was not until multiple patients began experiencing health emergencies, which promoted the evacuation of the center, that the utility company arrived to make the fix, the nursing home said.

Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), the main utilities company for Florida Gators, have been very successful in their restoration efforts. Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938. "There were almost a million customers out Monday night; half of our residential customers were without power, from one end of the state to another". "We will not stop until 100 percent of Florida homes and businesses have power so all families can get back to their normal lives".

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