When will power return to Central Florida?
Hundreds of thousands of Central Floridians remain without power in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
The area’s largest power companies report they are continuing to work to restore service, but exact restoration times seem difficult to predict because of Ian’s lingering effects.
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Damage from Hurricane Ian in a neighborhood south of downtown Orlando. Photo: Julian Bond[/caption]
In a statement, Florida Power and Light says, “Our immediate efforts are prioritized on restoring critical infrastructure functions that serve community needs, such as hospitals and 911 centers. We will begin providing county-level restoration estimates for parts of the state later today.”
Florida Power and Light’s outages are affecting about half of its customers in Volusia County at 98,000. About a quarter of its customers are without power in Brevard and Seminole – 45,000 and 15,000, respectively.
Duke Energy Florida is seeing about 215,000 outages across its service areas in Orange, Osceola, Lake, Polk, and Seminole counties, with the highest concentration in Orange.
Orlando Utilities Commission’s outages are down by about a third from yesterday's number, to about 17,000 in its region.
All three companies offer updates via text alerts.
DUKE: Text REG to 57801
FPL: Text JOIN to 69375
OUC: Text REG to MyOUC (69682)
Tracking power outages across the state.
1.9 million electric customers remain without power in #Florida from #HurricaneIan as it now starts affecting #SouthCarolina.— PowerOutage.us (@PowerOutage_us) September 30, 2022
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