78K customers without power in parts of SWFL

FORT MYERS, Fla. There are 78,187 customers without power Tuesday in parts of Southwest Florida.

There are 15,387 Lee County Electrical Cooperative customers without power as of 5 p.m., according to LCEC. Here are the LCEC outage numbers separated by areas in Southwest Florida:

Power is expected to be restored Tuesday for most customers in 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, according to LCEC. Customers still experiencing outages could be due to localized damage, and crews would need to assess the specific power outage.

Most Lehigh Acres and Immokalee customers can expect power restoration by Friday, according to LCEC. However, depending on the extent of damage, power could take longer to restore for some customers.

There are 62,800 Florida Power and Light customers without power as of 9:00 p.m. Here are the numbers separated by each Southwest Florida county:

  • Charlotte County: 240 (0 percent of customers)
  • Collier County: 36,380 (17 percent of customers)
  • DeSoto County: 340 (2 percent of customers)
  • Glades County: 320 (9 percent of customers)
  • Hendry County: 1,000 (10 percent of customers)
  • Highlands County: 30 (5 percent of customers)
  • Lee County: 24,490 (9 percent of customers)

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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