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LCEC update: 160,000-plus still without power

By Staff | Sep 12, 2017

LCEC continues to work to repair the main circuits lines delivering from the sources of the power.

Once those lines are repaired we can begin to get power into neighborhoods. Areas with the most damage will take longer to repair. Marco Island, Immokalee, Everglades City and other areas in the South will take some time and a great deal of resources – LCEC is prepared and working quick and safe to deliver.

Resources are spread throughout the five-county service territory and fresh resources, materials, and equipment are coming in every day as needed. All employees are committed to working in the field or supporting those working on restoration.

“Preparation is a year-round event, and many hours were put in over the last week to ensure we could hit the ground running when Irma passed and we are,” LCEC officials said.

Customers may not see trucks in their neighborhood but they can rest assured crews are working somewhere to get power to them. Main lines first, then into residential areas.

Customers are asked to keep the phone lines clear for emergencies such as downed power lines. Please

Contact 911 for medical emergencies. Crews cannot restore power to an individual home if the lines serving that home have not been repaired yet.

If all neighbors have power but a customer is the only one without, please let us know at www.lcec.net.

Be sure to check the breaker first in case you flipped it off before you evacuated!

Power outages:

Marco Island – 18,477 of 19,108 customers

Immokalee – 12,653 of 12,653 customers

Everglades City – 3143 of 3143 customers

Lehigh Acres – 29,151 of 29,151 customers

North Fort Myers – 40,369 of 50,588 customers

Cape Coral – 40,121 of 82,216 customers

Pine Island – 6,633 of 7,098 customers

Sanibel – 10,371 of 10,891 customers

Total of customers without: 160,918 of 214,848 customers

Source: LCEC