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FPL restores 150K outages caused by Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian heads north, Florida Power & Light Company is working to restore power for customers impacted by the storm’s outer bands.

On Wednesday, the company said it had restored more than 150,000 outages since the storm started moving up Florida’s east coast.

FPL was prepared for a more direct hit, securing about 16,000 workers from other companies in the days ahead of Dorian’s arrival.

As it stands, FPL said “the peak number of outages at any given time has been just over 11,000, with the average customer restored in just over an hour.”

Still, the company said customers living in Indian River County and north should remain prepared for a power outage for another day.

FPL is the utility provider for approximately 10 million Floridians, 4 million of whom were in areas affected by Dorian’s outer bands.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dorian, a Category 2 hurricane, was about 90 miles northeast of Daytona Beach.

Forecasters still expect the storm to climb the coast and turn north this evening. The storm shouldn’t make landfall but will continue to deliver tropical storm force winds to the mainland.

Meanwhile, parts of northeast Florida coast can expect 4 to 6 inches of rain today from the storm today, and most of northeast Florida should expect 2 to 4 inches.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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