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FLORIDA POWER CORP. ADVISES CUSTOMERS ON CONTINUING OUTAGES

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With outages affecting as many as 380,000 of its 1.2 million customers, Florida Power Corporation said restoration efforts will not be complete by tonight when freezing temperatures are expected across two-thirds of the state.
 The company's northernmost area of service, which extends from Port St. Joe to Jasper, is particularly susceptible to this anticipated longer outage situation.
 Repair work on major transmission lines has been difficult to accomplish because of strong winds that, at times, have been clocked at 90 miles an hour.
 Company officials advise that if customers remain without power by nightfall, they may want to seek other means of shelter. Customers should also refrain from improvising heating methods that could pose a fire or safety hazard.
 Florida Power asks that customers not call the company to report problems since all available crews are now working in storm-damaged areas to restore service as soon as possible.
 Because of the widespread nature of the outages, the company cannot determine when all repairs will be done.
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 /CONTACT: Karen Raihill, 813-866-4376; Will Rodgers, 813-866-4782; Mark Jacobs, 904-628-9732; or Bill Warren, 407-646-8266, all of Florida Power Corp./


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