FPL: Most of east coast restored by end of weekend

Posted at 11:21 AM, Sep 12, 2017

FPL Chief Communications Officer Rob Gould spoke Tuesday morning about the utility's overall damage assessment and the company's restoration and rebuilding efforts.  

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He said:

-All customers on the east side of Florida should have power restored by end of coming weekend, with some exceptions in areas hit by tornadoes, flooding & severe damage.

-The west coast of Florida will be essentially restored by the end of Friday, September 22 except for areas hit by tornadoes, flooding & severe damage.

-Customers don't have to call and tell FPL they are out of power. The utility can tell through it's 'smart grid' network.

-Crews are working 24/7 to get the power back on

-He asked for patience from the public

-Continue to heed the warnings from local, state and federal officials

-Stay off the road if you don't need to be on them

-Don't use a generator inside your garage and keep it far away from windows and doors