After Irma: Power restored to most of Palm Beach


"We won't stop working until we've restored power to all of our customers", Garner said.

U.S. President Donald Trump visited Gulf Coast Florida communities recovering from the hurricane on Thursday, praising first-responders for their role in limiting the loss of life.

Power crews continue to work around the clock, trying to restore power to the hundreds still left in the dark after Irma.

Matt Sawhill, incoming Statesboro area manager for Georgia Power, emailed that he was "very happy to report that as of 3 p.m., all Georgia Power customers in Bulloch County that can receive power are getting power".

Georgia Power and Georgia Electric Membership Corp. reported Saturday morning about 26,000 Georgia customers were still without power because of Tropical Storm Irma. On Sunday, FPL said it would be Monday and on Monday she was told it would be Tuesday.

The deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills stirred outrage at what many saw as a preventable tragedy, and heightened concerns about the vulnerability of the state's large elderly population amid widespread, lingering power outages.

About 300,000 customers remain without power, according to a September 17 statement.

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LCEC expects to have most power restored by Friday to those in Immokalee and Lehigh Acres.

A falling tree pulled the main line off of Hodge's home, disconnecting her from the rest of the grid.

Electrical linemen from all over the state and the country have worked day and night for over a week since the hurricane struck. As of Friday afternoon, Georgia Power is reporting just 57 customers in Clayton County were still waiting for their power to be restored.

With Irma, the poles seemed to hold up well against the wind, he said. "FPL basically, on the back of its customers, [is] financing this company that no one can compete against - it's a monopoly".

Dorta's colleague, John H. Ruiz, noted that FPL's allegedly lax storm-preparation methods "impact [ed] more than 4 million" FPL customers, thus meriting a class-action suit.

Salmon said the gratitude the people of Florida have shown his crew and other crews is overwhelming. "Shutting off power is a last resort, and we would not cut off power to someone because they haven't been able to pay their bill for good reason".