More than 143,000 customers without power in SWFL

FORT MYERS, Fla. Power was still out to 143,982 customers Monday morning in parts of Southwest Florida.

Power is expected to be restored by Tuesday to most Lee County Electric Cooperative in the following areas, the LCEC said.

  • North Fort Myers
  • Pine Island
  • St. James City
  • Bokeelia
  • Useppa
  • Sanibel
  • Captiva
  • Cape Coral
  • Marco Island
  • Goodland
  • Everglades City
  • Chokoloskee
  • Ochopee
  • Miles City
  • Monroe Station
  • Port of the Islands

There were 24,744 LCEC customers without power as of 5:18 p.m. on Monday, the LCEC said. Here are the outage numbers separated by area:

There were 120,160 Florida Power and Light customers without power as of 3 p.m. Monday, FPL said. Here are the outage numbers separated by each Southwest Florida county:

  • Charlotte County: 6,200 (5 percent of customers)
  • Collier County: 58,910 (28 percent of customers)
  • DeSoto County: 2,500 (15 percent of customers)
  • Glades County: 430 (13 percent of customers)
  • Hendry County: 3,070 (32 percent of customers)
  • Highlands County: 30 (5 percent of customers)
  • Lee County: 48,090 (19 percent of customers)

FPL is working on restoring power to hospitals, fire police stations, gas stations, pharmacies before moving on to neighborhoods, the company said.

There were four Peace River Electrical Cooperative customers in DeSoto County without power Monday morning, which accounts for 0.4 percent of customers, according to PRECO. There were also four PRECO customers in Highlands County without power, which accounts for 1 percent of customers.

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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