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Georgia Power warns of potential Irma scams

17 September 2017, 06:25 | Myron Mathis

FPL offers little specifics about when power will return

FPL offers little specifics about when power will return

The lights are beginning to come back on in Florida after Hurricane Irma rolled through the state last week, and by Friday, more than 80 percent of Floridians had their power restored.

Florida's second biggest power company, Duke, serving the northern and central parts of the state, said it still had about 1.2 million outages Tuesday morning, according to the company's website, while Duke's outages in North and SC climbed to about 160,000.

In Georgia, utilities reported over 1.1 million customers without power on Tuesday, down from a peak of around 1.3 million late Monday.

About 216,000 homes and businesses in Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee counties were without power Tuesday evening, and power had been restored at almost 249,000.

Most of the remaining outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the southern and eastern parts of the state. People in western Florida, closer to where Irma made landfall on Sunday, should have it back by September 22, almost two weeks after that happened. In Puerto Rico, hundreds of thousands of people remain without power.

Almost 8,000 personnel are working statewide to restore power.

"We apologize for any kind of miscommunications or cross communications", Gould said.

"Unfortunately, there has been false information spread that FPL will reimburse customers for food losses as a result of Hurricane Irma". "Tropical Storm Irma brought six hours of 30 mph winds, with gusts of more than 60 mph, causing unprecedented damage and outages in every corner of the state", wrote a spokesperson.

President Donald Trump on Thursday handed out sandwiches and water to hurricane victims and emergency workers, who he says are doing an "incredible job" helping Florida recover from this week's powerful Hurricane Irma. All substations and 1K+ main power lines restored.

The state's gas supplies were severely disrupted before and during the storm as ports were closed, cutting Florida off from waterborne deliveries the state relies on.

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. The U.S. Virgin Islands was the hardest hit of any U.S. state or territory, with large numbers of homes destroyed and widespread power outages. Jacksonville experienced its worst flooding since 1864. Officials are holding daily calls with those facilities to make sure they have everything they need to care for their residents.

Irma prompted Deal to order evacuations for almost 540,000 people from the Georgia coast.

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