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Power Outages: Here are the latest numbers in South Florida due to Hurricane Irma

Posted at 11:21 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 23:44:19-04

According to Florida Power and Light, all of their customers in the WPTV viewing area have their power restored.

Across Florida, about 61,310 FPL customers remain without power Tuesday night. A majority of those outages are in Collier, Lee and Miami-Dade counties.

FPL initially said all power would be restored on Sunday on the east coast, now they say a majority will be restored Tuesday.  Lake Worth utilities said all of their customers had power restored over the weekend. 

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority reported on its website Monday afternoon that 100% of its electric customers, who could safely connect, are connected.

Read how FPL prioritizes restoration efforts.

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, FPL reports:

  • Palm Beach County: 0 customers without power 
  • Martin County: 0 customers without power 
  • St. Lucie County: 0 customers without power 
  • Indian River County: 0 customers without power 
  • Okeechobee County: 0 customers without power 
  • Broward County: 310 customers without power
  • Miami-Dade County: 2,010 customers without power

These numbers are fluctuating so check the FPL Power Tracker for the latest.

"Our efforts are centered on getting the lights back on for our customers who have been without power the longest," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL. "We know patience has worn thin and with the help of thousands of hardworking men and women from 30 states and Canada, we're working day and night to help our customers' lives return to normal." 

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The best way to find out when the power may be back is is to download the FPL app. It will require some basic information like your account number.

A "customer" can represent a household or business, so the number of people without power is higher. If you are affected, you can check FPL's Power Tracker to find out how widespread the outage is. You can also download FPL's mobile app to get updates. 

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