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Georgia Power offers update on state-wide outages

17 September 2017

They will fix damage to electrical facilities after Georgia Power and Tampa Electric make the request for crews. If customers believe their power is out for this reason, there is no need to contact us.

You 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.

By Friday afternoon, the state's utilities reported that 80,500 customers remained without power, including about 7,300 in the Atlanta area. "We ask for the patience of our customers as we undertake one of the most challenging rebuild and restoration efforts in our company's history". Restoration teams were widely distributed as widespread damage was expected and faced challenging conditions for days following Hurricane Irma including downed trees, blocked roads and bridges that had to be inspected by the state after area flooding.

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

"This is the first time our entire territory, 35 counties, have been impacted by any storm".

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"Virtually all of our facilities in the area are on generator power because commercial power has not yet been restored", said spokeswoman Mindy Kramer.

Based on the number of individuals each customer represents, that, however, still leaves about 4 million people sweltering in the Florida and Georgia heat without air conditioning.

Even when winds have subsided, conditions can be risky. 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.

Nearly 1 million of the Atlanta utility's customers lost power during Monday's storm.

Georgia Power offers update on state-wide outages