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Factbox-Around 109,000 still without power in Florida a week after Ian

Commodities Oct 07, 2022 06:05PM ET
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(Reuters) - Nearly 109,000 homes and businesses still lacked power in Florida on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Ian crashed across the state on Sept. 28-29.

U.S. President Joe Biden met with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis this week to assess the devastation from Hurricane Ian, and stressed the need for a united federal and state effort for the lengthy recovery ahead.

Utilities have restored service to most customers after Ian knocked out power to more than 4 million in Florida and over 1.1 million in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Florida Power & Light Co (FPL) said it expects restoration to be essentially complete by Friday night.

But FPL noted that thousands of homes and businesses in southwest Florida, where the storm hit with 150 mile per hour (241 kph) winds on Sept. 28, were so badly damaged that they may not be able to safely receive electrical service.

FPL is a unit of Florida energy company NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE).

Major outages by utility:

Power Company State/Pro Out Now Customers Served

vince

Lee County Electric Co-op FL 238,000

74,196

NextEra - FPL FL 5,280,000

35,058

Total Out

109,254

Source: PowerOutage.us and power companies

Factbox-Around 109,000 still without power in Florida a week after Ian
 

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1llegal aliens likely flown to Florida by Biden DHS were busted looting Florida homes. Fly more of these criminals them to Democrat sanctuary cities!
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this useless gov. has blood on his hands again, first by denying covid for his elderly population, now he does so again by delaying the mandatory evacuation order! and you want this incompetent as president? your head should be examined!
 
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