Those numbers include 11,318 Georgia Power customers and 14,750 people who get service from one of the state's electric membership cooperatives.
As a result, many residential customers had to wait two or three days, or more, before their power was restored. "Thank you for your patience", FPL vice president Robert Gould said Friday afternoon during a news conference in Melbourne.
Most of the remaining outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the southern parts of the state.
As of 10 a.m. Tuesday in Broward County, 3,600 were reporting outages, of 933,300 accounts, and Palm Beach County was essentially restored, with just 60 outages, according to FPL. Columbia, Duval, Hardee, Martin, Orange, Osceola and St. Lucie counties are 100% restored.
That leaves 2,210 Florida Power and Light customers waiting for their lights to come back on, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management and FPL's Outage Map.
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But it wasn't fast enough for Coral Gables city attorney Craig Leen who sent a letter to FPL, fining the utility $500 a day per home without power, up to $15,000 a day. Lee and Glades counties are almost 85% restored and are projected to be essentially complete by Thursday night. An FPL spokesman said there is a process in place for restoring residential power, adding elected officials do not receive a priority.
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". "Shutting off power is a last resort, and we would not cut off power to someone because they haven't been able to pay their bill for good reason". Many of them are missing the comforts of home, but some Florida women are stepping forward to help.
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.
The company is on target to restore power to all by Wednesday, McDermitt said, except in areas with flooding or extensive wind damage.
Irma, a maximally deadly Category 5 hurricane earlier in the Caribbean and still a major hurricane when it struck Florida, had declined to tropical storm status when its center passed through southwestern Georgia.