Florida Power & Light Company said the majority of the customers who lost power in the wake of Tropical Storm Gabrielle have had their service restored. The remainder will be essentially restored by the end of the day today.
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"We thank all of our customers who have aided the restoration efforts with their cooperation, understanding and patience," said Armando Olivera, FPL senior vice president of power systems. "I am also very proud of our employees, their storm restoration efforts and their dedication to serving our customers."
FPL will keep customers updated on restoration progress via the news media and its "Storm Center" site at http://www.fpl.com/ .
As of 5:30 a.m. Sunday, FPL was completing service restoration for approximately 90,000 homes and businesses. Outages by county were:
Southwest Florida Northeast/Central Florida
Charlotte - 4,000 St. Johns - 7,000
DeSoto - 2,000 Putnam - 1,000
Manatee - 35,000 Flagler - 1,000
Sarasota - 40,000
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SOURCE: Florida Power & Light Company