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Duke Energy says power to be restored by Sunday 'at the latest'

Duke Energy says power to be restored by Sunday 'at the latest' Duke Energy says power to be restored by Sunday 'at the latest'
Christy Curtis | 15 September, 2017, 00:35

Almost 5,500 are without power in all of North Carolina, mostly in western part of the state, Duke Energy told state troopers.

Duke Energy outages totaled 1.2 million in Florida, with almost 100,000 customers restored in the early stages by mid-day Monday.

They said Florida utilities requested the help through a national mutual assistance program among utilities. We have a workforce of more than 12,000 committed to this restoration effort.

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However, the news release noted that rebuilding the system in the severely impacted areas of Hardee and Highlands County -- inland counties east of Sarasota -- "may extend beyond Sunday". That number was down from close to 100,000 in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

They are now deployed in north Florida. This will not be just a daylight operation. Another 45,000 customers got power restored in Lee County, which is down to 311,000 without power, still 71 percent of the county. More than half of those had power back by Thursday morning, while another 185,000 continued to wait.

Almost 66,000 customers remain without power in Hillsborough County - that's down from more than 214,000 Wednesday morning. They leave at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Florence. As of Tuesday afternoon, most of the outages within Laurens Electric Cooperative's service area were in Laurens County. "As crews respond to make repairs and restore service, specific estimated times of restoration will be updated for individual areas and customers".

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