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FPL HURRICANE RESTORATION SUMMARY

 FPL HURRICANE RESTORATION SUMMARY
 MIAMI, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of customer accounts


still without power has been reduced to approximately 41,800 today. FPL has essentially restored service to the SUNILAND area, which is south of Kendall Drive, east of SW 92nd and U.S. 1 and north of SW 168th Street. Customers in the area who do not have power should call FPL at 305-442-8770.
 The status of remaining restoration work:
 1. CORAL REEF area -- SW 136th Street to SW 168th Street, west of SW 92nd Avenue and U.S. 1, 91 percent restored. Approximately 1,900 customer accounts remain without service. Because of severe thunderstorms that delayed work this morning, completion of restoration is now expected to be Saturday, 9/19. Customers in this area who do not have power on Saturday morning should call FPL at 305-442-8770.
 2. PERRINE area -- SW 168th Street to SW 208th Street, east of SW 137th Avenue, 54 percent restored. Approximately 8,900 customer accounts are without service. Restoration estimated to be 9/26.
 3. PRINCETON area -- SW 168th Street to SW 280th Street, 26 percent restored. Approximately 20,900 customer accounts remain without service. Restoration now estimated to be 9/27; previous estimate was 10/1.
 4. HOMESTEAD/FLORIDA CITY areas -- SW 280th Street to Monroe County, 33 percent restored. Approximately 9,990 customer accounts are without service. Restoration estimated to be 9/26.
 WEATHER FACTOR: Because lightning makes it impossible for crews to work safely, thunderstorms could delay restoration efforts. The thunderstorms also may cause outages in areas already restored to service. FPL's restored power grid does not yet have the backup facilities that normally allow the utility to quickly restore power after thunderstorm outages. It will be some time before crews will be able to rebuild the backup systems.
 SAFETY REMINDER: People going about their weekend activities in areas where restoration is under way are urged to keep safety in mind and stay away from downed power lines.
 It is especially important that the activities of children be monitored. For the safety of their neighbors and utility workers, customers using portable generators are asked to operate them according to instructions to avoid "backfeeding" electricity into FPL's lines.
 STATUS OF FPL'S DADE COUNTY GENERATING UNITS:
 Turkey Point 1: 367 megawatt capability, oil or natural gas fuel, undergoing maintenance overhaul and construction of a new smokestack. Scheduled return: approximately April 1993.
 Turkey Point 2: 367 megawatts, oil/natural gas. Returned to service: Sept. 11.
 Turkey Point 3: 666 megawatts, nuclear power, will begin a scheduled 60-day refueling outage once Unit 4 has returned to service. Scheduled return: approximately early December.
 Turkey Point 4: 666 megawatts, nuclear power, preparing the plant for restart. Scheduled return: approximately early October.
 Cutler 5: 67 megawatts, natural gas. Returned to service: Sept. 9.
 Cutler 6: 143 megawatts, natural gas. Scheduled return: Sept. 21.
 -0- 9/18/92
 /NOTE TO EDITORS: FPL does not expect to issue a restoration update during the weekend. The next report is scheduled for Monday. A corporate communications duty officer is available to respond to EMERGENCIES ONLY during the weekend; call 305-445-8458 after hours and during the weekend./
 /CONTACT: Florida Power & Light corporate communication, 305-552-3883/
 (FPL) CO: Florida Power & Light ST: Florida IN: UTI SU:


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