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FPL HURRICANE RESTORATION OVERVIEW

 FPL HURRICANE RESTORATION OVERVIEW
 MIAMI, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company


customers should be on the alert for con artists posing as utility employees and asking for money to restore service. FPL does not charge a fee for restoration of service.
 Typically, the con artists ask for $150 to perform an "electrical inspection" as a requirement for power restoration. While it is true that a customer's electrical wiring must be able to safely receive service, inspections and repairs should be done by a licensed electrician.
 WEATHERHEAD PRICE-GOUGING: FPL also has received reports of price- gouging for weatherhead repairs. A weatherhead is the customer-owned equipment that connects the home to FPL's power line, and it must be in proper working order so that crews can restore service. Price-gougers are charging $800 or more for replacing or repairing weatherheads. Typical prices should be from approximately $150 to $500, depending upon the extent of repairs or replacement required. Again, FPL is not allowed to repair or replace weatherheads; the job must be performed by a licensed electrician hired by the customer.
 RESTORATION SUMMARY: The number of customer accounts still without power has been reduced to 57,000 today. Following is the latest status:
 1. CORAL REEF area -- SW 136th Street to SW 168th Street, west of SW 92nd Avenue and U.S. 1, 71 percent restored. Approximately 6,700 customer accounts remain without service. The estimated restoration date has moved from today to 9/18 because of thunderstorms that delayed work and because field assessment completed Monday identified additional damage.
 2. SUNILAND area -- South of Kendall Drive, east of SW 92nd and U.S. 1 and north of SW 168th Street, 85 percent restored. Approximately 2,800 customer accounts remain out of service. FPL has changed its estimate from 9/16 to 9/18, primarily because of weather delays and revised damage assessments.
 3. PERRINE area -- SW 168th Street to SW 208th Street, east of SW 137th Avenue, 26 percent restored. Approximately 14,400 customer accounts are without service. Restoration is now estimated to be 9/26; it was previously 10/7.
 4. PRINCETON area -- SW 168th Street to SW 280th Street, 23 percent restored. Approximately 21,600 customer accounts remain without service. Restoration is projected by 10/7.
 5. HOMESTEAD/FLORIDA CITY areas -- SW 280th Street to Monroe County, 23 percent restored. Approximately 11,400 customer accounts remain out of service, with restoration projected on or before 10/7.
 -0- 9/15/92
 /CONTACT: Florida Power & Light corporate communications, 305-552-3883/
 (FPL) CO: Florida Power & Light ST: Florida IN: UTI SU:


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