Florida east coast may have power back by Sunday

Power Out For More Than 60 Percent Of Florida Homes And Businesses

Power is expected to be restored to most of the state's west coast customers by the end of the day September 22, excluding the aforementioned exceptions.

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

U.S. Southeast utilities said on Friday they restored power to over 75 percent of the 7.8 million homes and businesses knocked out by Hurricane Irma, leaving almost 1.9 million of those customers still without electricity.

(Possible exceptions include areas hit by tornadoes, flooding & severe damage).

The utility has never before had to deal with a storm affecting its entire service territory, company spokesman Rob Gould said.

"This is likely to be one of the largest and most complex power restoration efforts in US history", said Tom Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, an industry trade group.

The state's largest utility company gave its updated estimates Tuesday on Twitter.

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Immediately below, in the next sentence (also in red): "FPL is not responsible for food loss". The company now expects that it will restore service to 95 percent of affected customers by Saturday evening, a day sooner than its earlier projections.

Four days after facing Hurricane Irma's impact, hundreds of thousands of people in South Florida are still without power.

Immediately after a storm, we know if main power lines have been damaged.

Georgia Power said Friday that it had made enough progress that it moved up its projections for finishing the bulk of repairs by 24 hours.

FPL has begun restoring power in multiple locations. We've also restored 40% of customers impacted by Irma in one day. FPL said it is on track to end the restoration period Sunday.

According to Georgia Powers Spokesperson Holly Crawford, the man was part of the 8,000 personnel brought in to help with power restoration following Irma, but he was not a Georgia Power employee.

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