Florida Power and Light officials said Monday morning that it could take upwards of a week before electricity is fully restored throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
More than 3.3 million FPL customers were without power come Sunday afternoon, as Hurricane Irma made its way through Florida.
As of 7 a.m. Monday, FPL says:
- More than 815,000 customers in Miami-Dade County are still without power
- More than 634,000 customers in Broward County are still without power
- Approximately 566,000 customers in Palm Beach County are still without power
FPL says nearly 17,000 restoration workers are already responding to outages, and that more than 350,000 outages have already successfully been restored.
Workers from nearly 30 states have traveled to South Florida to join FPL in restoration efforts, according to the company.
As restoration efforts proceed, FPL says there are ways customers can help:
- Avoid stopping crews to ask when power will be restored. Directing questions to FPL restoration workers slows down their work and can compromise safety
- FPL will provide estimated times of restoration through social media and FPL.com
- When driving, clear the way for FPL trucks so that crews can get to their next work site faster
- Keep utility poles and transformers clear so that restoration workers have access to them
Customers can report an outage here or through the FPL Mobile App.
Customers should call FPL at 1-800-4OUTAGE only to report conditions such as downed power lines or sparking electrical equipment. Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.