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Duke ‘on course’ for full restoration of power tonight after Irma

Updated power outage numbers as of this afternoon.  #Irma @TB_Times

  • [LARA CERRI | Times]

    Almost five days after Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida, about 2 million customers woke up Friday still without power.

  • A breakdown:

    Seven percent of Tampa Bay did not have power at 3 p.m. Friday, the state data showed.

  • The majority of customers in the dark around Tampa Bay fall under Duke Energy in Pinellas.
  • On Monday afternoon, 6.7 million customers, roughly 64 percent of the state, were without power in one of the worst outages in the country’s history.
  • Pinellas, the hardest hit county in Tampa Bay, had 400,000 customers without power immediately after Irma downed trees and lines across the region.

Almost five days after Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida, about 2 million customers woke up Friday still without power.

@ZackSampson: Updated power outage numbers as of this afternoon. #Irma @TB_Times

Almost five days after Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida, about 2 million customers woke up Friday still without power.

By 3 p.m., that number was cut to 1.53 million, or 14.5 percent of all customers, according to the state emergency management division.

About 116,000 of those in the dark lived in Tampa Bay, down from 188,000 at 9 a.m. A breakdown:

3,699 (4 percent of all customers)

32,605 (5 percent of all customers)

19,727 (7 percent of all customers)

60,058 (11 percent of all customers)

Seven percent of Tampa Bay did not have power at 3 p.m. Friday, the state data showed.

Nearby, 9,434 customers in Citrus County remained without electricity, along with 36,872 homes and businesses in Polk County.

The majority of customers in the dark around Tampa Bay fall under Duke Energy in Pinellas. The utility has vowed to try to restore all service in the county by midnight.

“The time frame has not changed. We are still on course for that,” Duke Energy spokesman Brandon Thomas said Friday morning. A spokeswoman later said that while the company remained on track for a full restoration, she could not provide details by neighborhood of when customers could expect their power back.

Thousands of out-of-state workers have poured into Florida to help local crews restore power to more than 4 million homes this week. On Monday afternoon, 6.7 million customers, roughly 64 percent of the state, were without power in one of the worst outages in the country’s history.

Pinellas, the hardest hit county in Tampa Bay, had 400,000 customers without power immediately after Irma downed trees and lines across the region.

More than 40,000 of the accounts out in Pinellas, Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough fall under Tampa Electric, which has vowed to completely restore service by Sunday.

Among the worst outages in the state were Miami-Dade, with 246,000 customers still powerless Friday; Broward, with nearly 146,000 customers; and Lee County, with almost 145,000. About 69 percent of Highlands County’s 62,456 power accounts were still suffering from a widespread outage Friday. More than 36,000 of the powerless in Highlands are Duke Energy customers.

Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

Duke ‘on course’ for full restoration of power tonight after Irma

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