About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake

About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake

Crews are still working to restore power for the remaining 28 percent of customers impacted by the storm. However, the state's largest utility, FPL, said on Tuesday that would restore power to eastern Florida by this weekend, and to western Florida by Sept 22.

Florida Power & Light Company said Thursday that power had been restored to 97 percent of high-priority critical infrastructure, including all hospitals, emergency operations centers, air and seaports, correctional facilities and active military installations in its service area.

"We see a lot of power lines wrapped around poles and wrapped around our lines", Kramer said.

Irma hit southwestern Florida Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane, the second most severe on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

FPL estimates that it will have restored power to essentially all of its customers along the East Coast service territory by the end of this coming weekend, and for its customers along its West Coast service territory by end of day September 22, with the possible exception of areas impacted by tornadoes, severe flooding and other sections of severe damage.

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FPL estimates it will complete "essentially" restoring power to Manatee and Sarasota counties on Wednesday, according to a news release.

Gould said they have an "army of restoration workers that stands at 20,000 people hard at work".

The utility has never before had to deal with a storm affecting its entire service territory, company spokesman Rob Gould 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. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction.

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