FPL Power Restoration In Sebastian After Hurricane Irma

Several homes without electricity as FPL works to restore power in Sebastian, Florida.
Several homes without electricity as FPL works to restore power in Sebastian, Florida. (Photo: FILE)

SEBASTIAN, Florida – Florida Power & Light is working to restore power in Sebastian and Barefoot Bay after widespread outages were caused by Hurricane Irma.

Some people in Sebastian and Barefoot Bay had their power restored yesterday but woke up again to no power.

As of 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, power has been restored to most residents living in Sebastian and Vero Lake Estates. Several FPL trucks were seen traveling on CR-512 after exiting I-95 on Monday and Tuesday.

Trucks have been seen near Barber Street and Roseland Road in Sebastian.

Some areas near Collier Creek Estates on Fleming Street still have no power.

“I’m tired of listening to generators,” a resident told Sebastian Daily. “I’m sure FPL knows what they’re doing, but this is getting people moody.”

Farther north, in Micco, Barefoot Bay residents lost their power again early Tuesday morning as FPL is fixing a main power line.

“FPL tells me it’s in progress, whatever that means,” a Barefoot Bay resident told Sebastian Daily. “My neighbor is on oxygen and waited until power was restored to come home. Then the power went off again.”

We reached out to FPL on when certain areas in Sebastian would have power restored, but even their spokesperson couldn’t tell us anything definite.

The spokesperson did say that if residents are told “In Progress” by the FPL mobile app or website, it usually means power will be restored within the same day.

“I don’t think it will stretch longer than a day or two,” the spokesman said. “There are several factors involved on why some people get power sooner than others.”

We drove around Sebastian and did see FPL trucks working on power lines that were down. These lines can affect an entire street or neighborhood.

“FPL estimates power to be restored on the east coast by the end of the weekend, with some exceptions,” the company said in a statement.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.