Idalia has cut power to more than 64,000 Duke Energy Florida customers so far, with more power outages and damage likely to occur as the storm continues to exit the state.
“We are committed to working as quickly and safely as possible to get the lights back on for our customers,” said Todd Fountain, Duke Energy Florida storm director. “Many of our customers are still feeling Idalia’s impact. We thank all the first responders and the help we’ve received from other utilities. Our crews will continue to restore power where it is safe to do so.”
Restoring power after a massive storm can be slowed by high winds and widespread flooding. Customers in areas hardest hit by Idalia should prepare for extended power outages and extensive damage.
The company will provide estimated power restoration times to customers once damage assessments are completed.
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