Sunday, 24 September, 2017

No AC! Millions in Florida swelter through power outages

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Nicole Thomas | 17 September, 2017, 06:26

Matthew did not come on shore and damage infrastructure, and it took the utility about two days to restore power.

"The industry's Irma response is one of the largest and most complex power restoration efforts in USA history", said Tom Kuhn of the Edison Electric Institute, a lobbying group that represents all US investor-owned electric companies.

"We know that the most important thing our customers want to know is when they'll get their lights back on", said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL.

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.

Outages in Florida for Duke Energy Corp, which serves the northern and central parts of the state, fell to around 1 million customers by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak of about 1.2 million on Monday, according to the company's website.

In Georgia, utilities reported nearly 900,000 customers without power.

Parker's crew, which includes electricians from New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina and Canada, works 16-hour shifts in the Florida heat. Long said the lack of electricity has affected fuel supplies because many gas stations haven't been retrofitted to run their pumps on generator power. Irma was his third hurricane.

Air Force Drops 29-13 Contest at #7 MI
Nordin then easily made a 49-yard field goal with only 4 seconds remaining in the second period to put MI up 9-6 at intermission. Running back Ty Isaac does have nine carries for 61 rushing yards, but MI is now being outrushed as a team by the Falcons.

Currently, approximately 2.3 million customers remain without power.

More than 4 million electricity customers in Florida and other states hit by Hurricane Irma remain without power, complicating efforts to recover from the huge and intense storm. "Initial assessments suggest that hardened FPL feeders, which are our main power lines, performed 30 percent better during Irma than non-hardened feeders".

Journeyman lineman AJ Parker, 28, said he left his 6-day-old daughter, Elsabeth Claire, and her mother in Tennessee last month to help fix high-power transmission lines in Texas towns devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

"We are doing everything we can to restore it", Jackson EMC lineman Jose Salgado said. On Wednesday a generator left running inside a garage killed one dog and seriously injured another from carbon monoxide poisoning.

As of 5 a.m. Thursday, Georgia Power reported almost 165,000 of its customers were still affected. We're trying to tell customers that they don't need to call us.

FPL said its two nuclear plants in Florida were safe. The Turkey Point plant, located southwest of Miami, took a direct hit from Hurricane Andrew in 1992, a Category 5 storm, and sustained no damage, the company said.

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