No, FPL Will Not Reimburse You For Food Spoiled During Power Outages

Andrew Cummings
September 18, 2017

Florida Power & Light, which provides power to an estimated 4.9 million accounts across the state, had about 3.6 million outages as of Monday morning, according to S&P Global Platts.

Irma, categorized as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record when it rampaged through the Caribbean, has killed at least 77 people, including 36 in the United States, officials said.

Savannah had the largest number of customers affected, some 83,000, according to Georgia Power.

No, FPL Will Not Reimburse You For Food Spoiled During Power Outages

All of Georgia Power's resources are being held and dedicated to storm restoration efforts in the state following Irma. It also reportedly cut a lot of power lines that left over 12 million households or about 65 percent of the residents without power. Videographer Bruce Nix and producer Joe Allen captured their work and the appreciation of the customers restored there.

Utility officials say they have almost 20,000 workers helping with the restoration effort.

Garner warned that just because you have power now doesn't mean it may not go out again. To complete restoration as efficient and safely as possible, the company has mobilized approximately, 6,000 personnel from Georgia Power, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities.

FPL said after repairing any damage to its power plants and the lines that carry electricity from the generating facilities, the company next restores "critical facilities", like hospitals, police and fire stations, communication facilities, water treatment plants, transportation providers and shelters.

Gov. Nathan Deal was scheduled Thursday to fly over some of the hardest hit areas in northern Georgia as well as on the coast.

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FPL says that 2.8 million homes and businesses are without power throughout its service area as of Tuesday. In advance of Irma, the utilities had called on thousands of fix workers from across the US and had been staging them in areas where the storm was expected to do its worst.

Gulf Power has a strong history of restoring power - both at home and away assisting other utilities.

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