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Florida Health Care Association spokesperson Kristen Knapp said 168 nursing homes in the state lost power from the storm and were using backup generators to provide electricity to the facilities.

Between 16,000 and 17,000 of Georgia Power's customers in Bulloch County were without power during the peak of the storm, while outages statewide affected an estimated 950,000 customer locations.

City Electric Utilities Director Garey Edwards said the city crews could help out restoring power for at least two weeks.

When people in Georgia or Florida who had been left in the dark by Hurricane Irma rejoice as their power is restored, some of them will be able to thank crews from the High Point Electric Utilities Department.

Ellie Pina - a daughter of one of the nursing home patients - told CNN she was anxious something like this would happen and that she spent "the whole day" on Tuesday calling the power company to alert it about the life-threatening situation. "We will be bringing some customers back, but it may take a couple more days; it may take over a week to get customers back on", he said. As a result, we fully expect to restore power to essentially all of our customers throughout our service territory by end of day next Friday, with the exception of areas impacted by tornados, severe flooding and other sections of severe damage. "That's all I want is my power back".

It was too soon to say what the power restoration would cost FPL, but in 2016, the company said it spent about $315 million to restore power after Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, according to NextEra's federal filings.

The numbers are constantly changing as crews work to restore power in many neighborhoods.

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Some Florida utilities, including FPL, had warned customers it could take weeks to restore power in the hardest hit areas. Dennen, the Korean War vet, said he's counting on his small generator and the kindness of neighbors to get by.

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"The level of total miscommunication is unbelievable", said Roberta Adamovich, an Ocean Ridge resident without power who reported a downed power pole near her house.

Irma also broke records at FPL, which had almost 4 million of FPL's 4.90 million customers affected by outages. Neither have the eight reported fatalities in the Florida Keys.

Meanwhile, roughly 6.4 million people in the state remained without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from 13 million.

Standing in front of a produce cooler at a reopened Publix grocery store in Naples, Missy Sieber said the worst thing about not having electricity is not having air conditioning.

Sonja Burham, a St. Augustine Resident who uses a breathing machine and has an autistic daughter, had nearly reached her breaking point as she endured her sixth day without power. If customers believe their power is out for this reason, there is no need to contact us. Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said investigators believe the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were heat-related, and added: "The building has been sealed off and we are conducting a criminal investigation".

"That is a challenge we're facing", Kraft said.

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