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FPL HURRICANE RESTORATION OVERVIEW

 FPL HURRICANE RESTORATION OVERVIEW
 MIAMI, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power and Light today


released the following restoration summary:
 The number of customer accounts still without power has been reduced to approximately 52,400 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, 80 percent restored. Approximately 4,500 customer accounts remain without service. The estimated restoration date is 9/18.
 2. SUNILAND area -- South of Kendall Drive, east of SW 92nd and U.S. 1 and north of SW 168th Street, 89 percent restored. Approximately 2,000 customer accounts are without service. Estimated restoration date is 9/18.
 3. PERRINE area -- SW 168th Street to SW 208th Street, east of SW 137th Avenue, 32 percent restored. Approximately 13,200 customer accounts are without service. Restoration estimated to be 9/26.
 4. PRINCETON area -- SW 168th Street to SW 280th Street, 24 percent restored. Approximately 21,500 customer accounts remain without service. Restoration now estimated to be 10/1; previous estimate was 10/7.
 5. HOMESTEAD/FLORIDA CITY areas -- SW 280th Street to Monroe County, 26 percent restored. Approximately 11,100 customer accounts are without service. Restoration now estimated to be 9/28; previous estimate was 10/7.
 NO CHARGE FOR RESTORATION: 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.
 -0- 9/16/92
 /CONTACT: Florida Power & Light corporate communications, 305-552-3883/
 (FPL) CO: Florida Power & Light Company ST: Florida IN: UTI SU:


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