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Posted: September 11, 2017

Updates: Power outages in Northeast Florida


By Kandace Thomas and Steven Ponson

Jacksonville, FL —

Hundreds of thousands of people were without power across Northeast Florida at the peak of Hurricane Irma.  We are updating restoration efforts: 

Beaches Energy:  



JEA

JEA has been bringing in more resources from across the country to help with restoration efforts. The utility company has brought in over 700 line and tree-trimming workforce additions and assures they will continue to grow until they get the job done. 

CEO Paul McElroy says he does not have an exact time frame on when service will be restored to the customers still left without AC. 

JEA has several resources, including drones and helicopters they will use for complete assements.   They are still monitoring flooding, and how that will impact underground lines.

You are encouraged to call 630-CITY about outages and downed lines. 

Clay Electric Cooperative: 

Clay Electric has staged crews to help restore power. Crews from other areas of Florida and the country are part of the efforts across the Claye Electric service area. 

Florida Power and Light:

St. Johns County:  25,890 outages

Nassau County:   6,960 outages

Flagler County:   22,320 outages

Putnam County:  11,500 outages

Florida Light and Power says it has the largest ever restoration workforce of more than 21,000 in the field, and has restored power to nearly 65% of customers impacted by Hurricane Irma. 

FPL users are encouraged to use the app to get restoration times and messages as new information comes in. 

Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership:

Baker:  961

Nassau:  1,838


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