Still in dark after Irma
ABOUT 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remained without power after they were caught in Hurricane Irma’s deadly path.
Irma, which ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the US mainland as a Category 4 hurricane on September 10, killed at least 84 people.
Florida Power & Light, owned by NextEra Energy Inc and the state’s biggest electric company, said it was working “aggressively” to restore power to the 23 per cent of its customers still in the dark.
The utility had never before had to deal with a storm affecting its entire service territory, company spokesman Rob Gould said.
“It will go down as one of the largest and most complex restoration efforts in history,” he said.