CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Power and Light has announced power is now expected to be restored in Miami-Dade by Tuesday and in Broward by Monday.
FPL had previously said power would be restored across the east coast of Florida by Sunday. However, recovery efforts are taking longer than expected.
Many residents across South Florida are dealing with outages as millions of residents have reported being without power due to Hurricane Irma.
“Without the power, all these generators running all day long – it’s a little nerve-wracking,” said resident Juan Carlos Quintana.
As of 6 a.m. Monday, Florida Power and Light reported 53,690 power outages in Miami-Dade County and 14,130 outages in Broward County.
Meanwhile, Keys Energy has restored power to about seven percent of their customers. The Florida Keys Electric Coop has restored power to 30 percent of its area.
In Palm Beach County, 2,810 customers were without power as of 1 a.m. Monday.
Many South Floridians haven’t had power in days and some have had it restored only to lose it again.
FPL officials said the recurring outages are part of the process.
“There are some customers, many customers, who will experience multiple outages during the event. Some will occur as part of trees coming down, and some we may have to proactively take them out of service to restore service again,” said FPL Chief Communications Officer Rob Gould.
FPL and its 20,000 member workforce from around the country have been working 24/7.
FPL has also provided a number to call and report downed power lines: 1-800-4OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243).
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