"With most customers essentially restored, the remaining isolated outages are the toughest", LCEC spokeswoman Karen Ryan wrote in the release. LCEC covers some of the areas hardest hit by the storm in Southwest Florida, including Everglades City, Immokalee, Marco Island, and Lehigh Acres. About 500 crews are still working to restore power.
"I can not thank our customers enough for their patience, support and understanding, particularly those who were without power the longest", said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL. These are the locations that could not be restored with a quick fix during the first phase of restoration. The rest of the power outages are customers of municipal utilities or electric cooperatives.
Embassy in Washington said UAE government has pledged 10 million U.S. dollars for recovery following the Hurricane Irma, which brought widespread devastation to Florida in the United States, UAE state news agency WAM reported on Thursday.
At the peak, Irma knocked out electricity to 6.7 million homes and businesses.
Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Transmission together deployed 1,000 full-time restoration support staff, line workers and contractors to help Floridas two largest energy companies: Duke Energy and Florida Power and Light.