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Hurricane Wilma News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2005
CONTACT: ESF 14, Public Information  (850) 921-0384

HURRICANE WILMA
 POWER BRIEFING SHEET
As of 7 a.m., October 31, 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 2.69 million customers have power restored. Close to 860,000 million customers across 9 counties are without power.

Power outages are affecting approximately 834,000 FPL customers, 25,900 municipal customers and 288 cooperative customers.

At least 42 counties experienced power outages due to Hurricane Wilma. Power is now 100% restored across 33 counties and fully restored to Progress Energy Florida and TECO customers.

COUNTY BY COUNTY BREAKDOWN

BROWARD COUNTY

  • 38% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 334,500 of 880,373 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 22.
  • Power restored to all cooperative customers.

COLLIER COUNTY

  • 5% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 10,400 of 177,961 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.
  • Power restored to all cooperative customers.

GLADES COUNTY 

  • Less than 1% of total customers without power.
  • Power restored to all FPL customers.
  • Approximately 24 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers by November 20.
  • Power restored to all municipal customers.

HENDRY COUNTY

  • 9% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 800 of 8,506 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.
  • Approximately 264 cooperative customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to cooperative customers by November 20.
  • Approximately 400 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by October 31.

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

  • Power restored to all customers.

LEE COUNTY

  • 3% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 10,300 of 208,331 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.
  • Power restored to all cooperative customers.

MARTIN COUNTY

  • 11% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 9,600 of 85,663 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

  • 24% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 231,500 of 969,676 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 22.
  • Approximately 2,000 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by October 31.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

  • Power restored to all customers.

PALM BEACH COUNTY

  • 36% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 228,400 of 677,523 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 22.
  • Approximately 23,500 municipal customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to municipal customers by November 9.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

  • 7% of total customers without power.
  • Approximately 8,500 of 104,010 FPL customers without power.
  • Power to be restored to FPL customers by November 15.
  • Power restored to all municipal customers.

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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