FPL Restores More Power To Sebastian, Barefoot Bay Residents

More Sebastian and Barefoot Bay residents get power, and FPL is working to restore the city within a day or two.
More Sebastian and Barefoot Bay residents get power, and FPL is working to restore the city within a day or two.

SEBASTIAN – Florida Power & Light connected more homes yesterday and today in Sebastian, including Barefoot Bay, providing electricity to more homes than before.

It’s unclear how many homes are left without power, but an FPL spokesperson told Sebastian Daily that most residents in Sebastian now have power.

Unless there’s a condition that requires more time to replace power lines, local residents who don’t have power could be connected by today or tomorrow.

More businesses along Indian River Drive and U.S. Highway 1 now have power and are opening.

Hurricane Irma did minimal damage to Sebastian, although one building lost part of its roof. And, there was widespread flooding reported in Fellsmere and Vero Beach.

Irma could have been much worse, including catastrophic conditions to Indian River County. It’s safe to say that the hurricane spared our county.

Please remember the new garbage collection schedule for Indian River County as recycling has been suspended until further notice.

Report all property damage caused by Hurricane Irma to your homeowner’s insurance company and register with FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

If you need assistance with emergency unemployment due to Hurricane Irma, go to the Indian River County Career Center. It’s located at 1880 82nd Avenue, Suite 103 in Vero Beach. This is for those who might need assistance with emergency unemployment.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.