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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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.