As homebound evacuees clog interstates, Gov. Rick Scott says food, water and fuel are also heading to South Florida.

Florida Power and Light contractors worked to restore power to a neighborhood in Southwest Miami-Dade County on Monday afternoon. As two workers repaired a main power line damaged by a fallen tree, a third flew a drone overhead to take photos and assess the damage.


So far, FPL has restored power to 200,000 customers in Miami-Dade. They have another 800,000 to go, said spokeswoman Florencia Contesse. In Broward County, electricity has been restored to 168,000 customers, but another 630,000 are still in the dark, Contesse said.


FPL is expecting more than 4 million accounts - a total of more than 9 million Florida residents - to experience power outages resulting from Hurricane Irma. Both FPL and LCEC are providing maps that allow customers to track outages in their area, and report any outages they experience.

FPL Finalizing Plans for Post-Irma Recovery

Sep 7, 2017

Right now we’re still watching powerful Hurricane Irma to see where the storm will go. But some people are already planning for what will happen when Irma goes away.

Tyler Mauldin is a spokesperson with Florida Power and Light. He says they know thousands of people will be left without power by Irma’s winds and they want to get the lights back on as soon as possible.

Florida Plays Catch Up on Solar Energy Playing Field

Mar 10, 2017
Rachel Iacovone

Florida is looking toward solar energy as a solution — not only for its energy problems but for its economic issues as well. Though it is the third most populous state, it currently ranks fifth in the nation on solar energy yields. Florida Power and Light hopes to change this, with plans to add three solar sites by 2018 and eight more in the coming years.