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HURRICANE ANDREW RESTORATION SUMMARY

 HURRICANE ANDREW RESTORATION SUMMARY
 MIAMI, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ The number of Florida Power & Light


Company customer accounts still without power has been reduced to approximately 28,000 today.
 FPL has now estimated that only about 3,400 of these remaining customer accounts will be able to accept regular service at their home or business.


All of these accounts are expected to have service restored by the end of the weekend.
 FPL plans to keep crews in the hardest hit areas of southern Dade (1) to continue working with electricians on requests for temporary, construction-site style electric service installations and (2) to continue rebuilding the electric grid system.
 Currently FPL is filling approximately 100 requests a day for temporary electric service installations in southern Dade. This service option is and will continue to be available to the estimated 24,600 FPL customers who cannot currently receive service, but who plan to rebuild homes and businesses that have been destroyed. A temporary service is simply a pole in the yard with an FPL service wire connecting to it and a meter. An electrical outlet box is installed on the pole so power tools can be operated from the service. The service can also be used to supply power for temporary living quarters at the site, such as a camper or recreational vehicle.
 The status of remaining restoration work:
 1. PERRINE area -- SW 168th Street to SW 208th Street, east of SW 137th Avenue, 91 percent restored. Approximately 1,627 customer accounts are without service. FPL estimates that 1,500 customers in this area will not be able to receive service due to destruction or extensive damage to home or business. Restoration to those who can receive service is estimated by 9/23; previous estimate was 9/26.
 2. PRINCETON area -- SW 168th Street to SW 280th Street, 30 percent restored. Approximately 18,194 customer accounts remain without service. FPL estimates that 15,000 customers in this area will not be able to receive service due to destruction or extensive damage to home or business. Restoration to those who can receive service is estimated by 9/27.
 3. HOMESTEAD/FLORIDA CITY (A) areas -- SW 280th Street to Monroe County has been restored to the extent that homes and businesses in this area are able to receive service. FPL estimates 8,100 customers are unable to receive service in this area. Any customers in this area with safe, intact home/business electrical wiring systems who are without service, should call FPL at 305-442-8770.
 (A) -- Approximately 14,000 residents in Homestead are served by the city's municipally owned electric system. These homes and businesses are not reflected in the numbers provided by FPL, which reflect only FPL customer accounts.
 -0- 9/22/92
 /CONTACT: Florida Power & Light corporate communications department, 305-552-3883/ CO: Florida Power & Light ST: Florida IN: UTI SU:


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