The utility said it has restored power to 590,000 customers, more than 60 percent of those affected. As of Tuesday morning, Tri-County EMC had 17,600 of their 21,000 members without power, while Jackson EMC had 63,000 of their 220,000 members without power. "Our job is not finished until every customer is reconnected and we want to thank the millions of customers who depend on us for electric service every day for their patience during restoration".
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The U.S. Justice Department has received more than 400 fraud complaints involving relief aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and expects a spike in fraud complaints in the coming months, department officials said on Thursday.
"A portion of the facility did, in fact, have power, that there was a hospital across the parking lot from this facility and that the nursing home was required to have a permanently installed operational generator", the power company spokesman Richard Beltran told CNN.
Since Frances, Jeanne and Wilma, FPL has spent more than $2 billion strengthening its system against storms.
Kraft said the company is still responding to 10,000 individual cases of specific damage, including large numbers of tree removals and uprooted power poles, which has led to rumors of material shortages, such as power poles.
"We have a massive contingent of tree contractors", he said. Typically, restoration workers don't know restoration times. They may be electrified by a downed line out of sight and conduct electricity over great distances. "We have mobilized the largest restoration force in USA history and you have our firm commitment that we won't stop working until every last customer's lights are back on". FPL will provide estimated times of restoration through the media, Facebook, Twitter and FPL.com.
"We have an army on it, working day and night to get the lights back on after this truly unprecedented storm", he said.
Even when winds have subsided, conditions can be risky. If you come to an intersection with a non-working traffic signal, Florida law requires that you treat it as a four-way stop.
◦No trimming should be done near a power line. As of 2 p.m. Saturday, 1,650 customers in Palm Beach were still without power, or 6 percent. Never pull tree limbs off power lines yourself or enter areas with debris, downed trees or standing water as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage.