Hurricane Irma; Power Now Almost Fully Restored Across Bay Area

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Some major progress has been made on power outages across the Bay area. Duke Energy’s territory is now 99 percent restored since Hurricane Irma ripped through the region one week ago.

  • Power now almost fully restored across Bay area
  • Duke Energy now 99% restored
  • Tampa Electric 100% restored
  • Lakeland Electric 95% restored
  • 120,000 Florida Power & Light customers have power back

At the height of it, there were more than 1 million Duke customer’s without power. Duke Energy said there are still about 110,000 customers without electricity.

Tampa Electric said it has restored power to essentially all customers. In total, 425,000 line, tree and other personnel — from as far away as Oklahoma, Maine, and Nova Scotia, Canada — worked around the clock, in 16-hour shifts, to restore power quickly and safely.

Lakeland Electric is about 95 percent restored, with only about 4,000 customers still without power. The company said it has 400 workers on the clock making sure everyone gets up and running by midweek.

Florida Power and Light is reporting just under 12,000 customers without power in Manatee County. Crews have already restored power to about 120,000. FPL said it has the largest workforce in its history–24,000 employees–working to get everyone back online.

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