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5 million outages restored, 1.6 million to go

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 12:41:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - More than 75 percent of all outages have been restored by more than 30,000 personnel across Florida, making this the largest power restoration undertaking in history for a single state.

Governor Rick Scott's office shared the progress in a Friday press release. 

As of 12 p.m., the office reports that there are outages for more than 1.6. million accounts:

  • Florida Electric Cooperatives Assoc.

    • More than 760,000 customers were impacted by the storm. Power has already been restored to more than 646,000 customers.

    • Approximately 4,100 cooperative workers from Florida and 10 other states have deployed to the hurricane impact zone to assist with restoration efforts.

  • Municipal Utilities
    • More than 800,000 customers were impacted by the storm. Power has already been restored to more than 660,000 customers.

    • Restoration is expected to be completed by the night of Sunday, September 17th, except hardest hit areas, such as Key West, which will take longer to restore.

    • Several utilities such as Tallahassee, Kissimmee and Jacksonville Beach are close to being fully restored. In addition, several smaller utilities like Newberry are already 100% restored.

  • Duke Energy
    • More than 1.3 million customers were impacted by the storm. Power has already been restored to more than 1 million customers.

    • Duke Energy expects power restoration to be completed for western service areas the night of Friday, September 15th.

    • Duke Energy expects power restoration to be completed for central and northern service areas the night of Sunday, September 17th.

  • Florida Power and Light
    • In total, 4.4 million customers were impacted by the storm. Power has already been restored to more than 3.3 million customers.

    • FPL expects power restoration to be completed for the East Coast the night of Sunday, September 17th.

    • FPL expects power restoration to be completed for the West Coast by Friday, September 22nd.

  • Tampa Electric

    • In total, 425,000 of Tampa Electric’s 730,000 customers were impacted by the storm. Power has already been restored to more than 385,000 customers.

    • Tampa Electric expects to restore power to essentially all customers the night of Sunday, September 17th.