Georgia customers waiting on power as of Saturday morning

Thousands of Florida residents remained without power Sunday days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state

But Florida Power & Light crews were there, as they have been working around the clock to try to restore power.

In Miami-Dade, less than 2 percent of FPL's 1.1 million customer accounts in Miami-Dade were without power, and FPL is sticking to its estimated deadline of full restoration by the end of the day - with a few exceptions, such as areas heavily impacted by tornadoes, severe flood and heavy tree damage. On Sept. 11, when most customers were without power, the storm weakened to a tropical depression.

FPL spokesman Dave McDermitt said the remaining local power outages are not confined to specific neighborhoods. "It's really become house-to-house combat, if you will".

Matt Sawhill, incoming Statesboro area manager for Georgia Power, emailed that he was "very happy to report that as of 3 p.m., all Georgia Power customers in Bulloch County that can receive power are getting power".

The company is on target to restore power to all by Wednesday, McDermitt said, except in areas with flooding or extensive wind damage.

The largest amounts of Georgia Power outages as of 9:30 a.m. were along the state's coast with McIntosh and Glynn counties having a total of 2,276.

FPL: About 90 percent of customers restored
Monroe County is now open to Marathon at Mile Marker 47, just north of the 7 Mile Bridge. "And we don't have shelters right now. Florida's agriculture commissioner says the path of Hurricane Irma "could not have been more lethal" to farmers.

In an article by the Miami New Times the company's protocol states renewable generator systems are not a standby power source during an outage and that the "system must shut down when FPL's grid shuts down in order to prevent unsafe back feed on FPL's grid".

85 percent of restoration is complete in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hendry, Lee and Glades counties.

FPL insists that solar customers install a switch on their systems to cleanly cut them off during an emergency and they can not turn it back on.

"Putting your family first, what about all of the other people", said district resident Jacquelin Worrell.

In the wake of a storm, power companies avoid saying that service has been restored to every customer location. These sites provide charging stations, water, Wi-Fi, ice, community service and restoration information, and customer service assistance.Visit: FPL.com/powertracker to see locations and times.

LCEC and hundreds of restoration workers have been working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power to the 170,000 customers that lost power after Irma.

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