Power Outage Restoration Information
Dear FPU Fernandina Beach | Amelia Island Customers:
The Hurricane Irma electric restoration effort is the largest restoration event that has ever faced the United States. Thousands of utility workers have moved into the southeast from all over the country and Canada to help restore power. FPU has mobilized all of its internal electric workforce and numerous additional crews.
Our NE Electric Division on Amelia Island was hard hit. The island suffered several tornadoes, storm surge and high winds. The damage to the electric system is substantially greater than we experienced last year during Hurricane Matthew. That said, by noon on the 13th FPU has restored power to all of the critical service customers (hospital, fire, police) and most of the commercial customers that are able to provide assistance to residents during the clean-up (supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, etc.). We are working hard to restore service to residential neighborhoods. We started restoration work on Amelia Island immediately after the storm at around 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 11th.
Currently, we have restored power to 90% of the island’s customers [please see outage map below]. The extensive damage to our on-island primary circuits has been completely repaired. The more time consuming work of clearing the tree damage and repairing the distribution lines that serve neighborhoods and individual homes is well underway.
Although most Amelia Island customers will be back in service within the next 24-36 hours, in the heavily damaged areas it could take several more days to completely restore power. We know it is difficult to be without power. Our crews are working 16 hour days on restoration and will continue to do so until all service is back on line. Please be safe and keep an eye on your email, our web site and social media pages for additional updates.
REMEMBER: Generators produce deadly odorless fumes. Do NOT use indoors, or in carports/garages.