FPL Restoration Expected to Be Complete Today
September 16, 2001

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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