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Power restored to 2.8 million Florida homes, businesses since Monday

Power restored to 2.8 million Florida homes, businesses since Monday

  • Energy companies around Florida are making progress in restoring power, but more than a third of the state is still in the dark after Hurricane Irma.
  • As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, 3.9 million homes and businesses remained without power statewide, more than 37 percent of the 10.5 million electric accounts in Florida.
  • Duke Energy reported more than 878,000 accounts without power, including about 286,000 in Pinellas and 53,000 in Hillsborough.
  • Duke Energy posted to its Facebook page that customers in Pinellas and Pasco counties can expect to have power returned by Friday at midnight.
  • The highest number of power outages are in South Florida, where more than 586,000 Florida Power and Light customers in Miami-Dade and just over 400,000 in Broward remain without power.


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@TBOcom: Power restored to 2.8 million Florida homes, businesses since Monday

Energy companies around Florida are making progress in restoring power, but more than a third of the state is still in the dark after Hurricane Irma.

RELATED: How long will it take for power to be restored?

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, 3.9 million homes and businesses remained without power statewide, more than 37 percent of the 10.5 million electric accounts in Florida.

That’s down about 2.8 million, though, from the peak outage reported by the state of more than 6.7 million accounts out as of 4:40 p.m. Monday — 64.2 percent of the state.

Duke Energy reported more than 878,000 accounts without power, including about 286,000 in Pinellas and 53,000 in Hillsborough.

TECO has more than 268,000 without power — 214,000 of those in Hillsborough.

Duke Energy posted to its Facebook page that customers in Pinellas and Pasco counties can expect to have power returned by Friday at midnight. TECO said all of its customers will have their power returned by Sunday night.

The highest number of power outages are in South Florida, where more than 586,000 Florida Power and Light customers in Miami-Dade and just over 400,000 in Broward remain without power.

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Power restored to 2.8 million Florida homes, businesses since Monday

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