Very few have electricity in Putnam County

Residents who woke up Monday – and today – without power are not alone. Most of the state hit by Hurricane Irma is without electricity.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, Florida Power & Light was reporting 3,378,960 out of 4,904,060 accounts in the state without power.

Florida Power & Light spokeswoman Alys Daly said she could not provide an estimate on when power will be restored.

“What I can tell you is we have more than 19,000 restoration workers who are on the ground and are ready to restore power as soon as it is safe to do so in a particular area,” she said. “That is the largest restoration workforce in our more than 90-year history.

According to Florida Power & Light, it serves 20,100 customers in Putnam County. Of those, 18,980 accounts are without power. About 1,120 accounts in the county have power.

“We’re still out assessing damages,” Daly said. “Twenty-eight states have sent crews.”

According to a news release from Clay Electric, 90 percent of its customers are without electricity. Repeated calls to learn more about Putnam County customers were not returned by Clay Electric officials.