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7 a.m. Restoration Update From Florida Power & Light Company - 10/6/00

Oct 6, 2000

Florida Power & Light Company has restored power to more than 91,500 customers following the torrential downpours that occurred earlier this week. Only scattered outages totaling less than 500 customers remain in Miami-Dade County.

"We are very appreciative of the patience and understanding of our customers. And we take great pride in the tremendous effort that our employees have given while working in challenging conditions," said Armando Olivera, senior vice president of power systems. "We regret any inconvenience to our customers caused by the storm."

Customers still without their power will have it restored as soon as the remaining high water recedes enough for FPL crews to work safely.

FPL cautions customers returning to homes that were flooded to observe a few basic safety guidelines:

  -- If you have any doubts about the integrity of your home electrical
     system as a result of flooding, check with local officials or a
     licensed electrician.

  -- If breakers will not reset and continue to trip, call a licensed
     electrician.  This condition might indicate a short-circuit in your
     electrical system.

  -- Before plugging electrical appliances into wall sockets, be sure the
     appliances have been checked for water damage and all cords and other
     parts are dry.

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SOURCE: Florida Power & Light Company

Contact: Media Relations, Duty Officer, 305-552-3888 or Investor
Relations, Lisa Kuzel, 561-694-6497 both of FPL Group, Inc.

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