FPL on track to complete power restoration for east coast on Sunday

Four days after facing Hurricane Irma's impact, hundreds of thousands of people in South Florida are still without power.

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Residents may not see the FPL trucks in your neighborhood, but Florida Power and Light says they are near and working to get your power back on, but there is no specific information as to how soon any community may get its lights back on.

"The data that you're asking for is not something that's as granular as we have at this stage in the restoration. We are still bringing on big groups of people at every hour at every day," said chief FPL spokesperson Bryan Garner.

As of Thursday night, FPL's online outage map shows more than 700,000 people on the east coast of South Florida are still without power. The utility says customers should expect to have it by end of day Sunday. (Possible exceptions include areas hit by tornadoes, flooding and severe damage).

"I think if people are making plans, that's the best date to make plans for," said Garner, referring to people who may be making alternate plans to stay somewhere else or may be traveling back into town. 

Some people might get their power Thursday, some Friday, some Saturday and the rest Sunday. FPL said it is on track to end the restoration period Sunday. Garner said FPL is not facing any shortages. 

Anyone who is dealing with a down power line or power pole should stay away from it and report it to 1-800-4OUTAGE. 

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