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Hurricane Wilma News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2005
CONTACT: ESF 14, Public Information  (850) 921-0384

HURRICANE WILMA
 POWER BRIEFING SHEET
As of 4 p.m., October 28, 2005

***The information below represents the best available information at the time of this release. Floridians are encouraged to contact their local authorities for additional information as it becomes available.***

SUMMARY

Since Hurricane Wilma made landfall along South Florida on October 24, close to 1.8 million customers have power restored. Close to 1.8 million customers across 13 counties are without power.

Power outages are affecting approximately 1.72 million FPL customers, 35,985 municipal customers and 7,487 cooperative customers.

At least 42 counties experienced power outages due to Hurricane Wilma. Power is now 100% restored across 29 counties and fully restored to Progress Energy Florida and TECO customers.

COUNTY BY COUNTY BREAKDOWN

BROWARD COUNTY

  • 72% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 631,500 of 880,373 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 22.
  • Approximately 24 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers by November 13.

COLLIER COUNTY

  • 19% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 35,600 of 177,961 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.
  • Approximately 3,150 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers by November 15.

DADE COUNTY

  • 49% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 474,400 of 969,676 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 22.
  • Approximately 7,000 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by October 31.

GLADES COUNTY

  • 12% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 300 of 3,371 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 8.
  • Approximately 385 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers by November 20.
  • Approximately 235 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by October 31.

HENDRY COUNTY

  • 35% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 2,700 of 8,506 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.
  • Approximately 1,283 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers by November 20.
  • Approximately 1,800 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by October 31.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

  • Less than 1% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 100 of 445 FPL customers without power.
  • Power restored to all Progress Energy customers.
  • Power restored to all Progress Energy customers.
  • Power restored to all cooperative customers.

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

  • 10% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 7,600 of 45,719 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 8.
  • Approximately 300 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers October 29.

LEE COUNTY

  • 14% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 45,300 of 208,331 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.
  • Approximately 2,650 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers November 15.

MARTIN COUNTY

  • 30% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 25,500 of 85,663 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.

MONROE COUNTY

  • 1% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 20 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers by October 29.
  • Approximately 450 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by October 31.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

  • 32% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 6,500 of 18,395 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 8.
  • Approximately 20 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers by November 8.

PALM BEACH COUNTY

  • 70% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 470,900 of 677,523 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 22.
  • Approximately 26,000 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by November 9.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

  • 19% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 24,300 of 104,010 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.
  • Approximately 200 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by October 31.

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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