Florida Power & Light

Florida’s largest power company made installing solar panels much harder

As millions are without power, details emerge how things could have been different<p>Thousands of Floridians are without power, raising serious questions about the state’s largest electric company, Florida Power & Light Co.<p>As of Sunday afternoon, some 7.7 percent of the company’s accounts were without …

Liberal View

Power, where are you? It’s back for most, but thousands are still in the heat

Ninety-five percent of Miami-Dade County’s Florida Power & Light customers and more than 98 percent of Broward’s customers now have power, according …

Business

Lawsuit seeks money for FPL customers left powerless. Municipalities may sue next.

Those who lost power after Hurricane may soon be part of a class-action lawsuit against Florida Power & Light.<p>MSP Recovery Law of Kendall and Dorta …

Coral Gables

FPL says claim that senator used lobbyist to get power restored is ‘absurd’

State Sen. Daphne Campbell wants her constituents to know that she had something to do with them getting power back on in the aftermath of Hurricane …

Dade, Broward Schools Open For First Time Since Irma

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b><p>MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are opening for the first time in more than a …

Miami

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue on Hurricane Irma relief efforts

The impacts and recovery efforts that followed Hurricane Irma have presented fresh fodder for political debate between the two main candidates who …

Hurricane Irma

The Latest: HHS sends help for post-Irma health emergencies

The Latest on Florida's recovery from Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>Noon<p>The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has sent more than 700 …

Weather

These Two Satellite Images of Florida's Power Outages Reveal Frightening Reality of Irma's Wrath

Days after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, millions of residents remained without power.<p>According to WLRN, Florida …

NOAA

Nursing home deaths: Fla. governor orders facilities to get generators

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Following the deaths of eight elderly patients who spent three days in a smoldering hot nursing home, Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered nursing homes and assisted living facilities Saturday to obtain generators and the fuel necessary to run them within 60 days.<p>Scott issued the …

News (U.S.)

Florida Keys residents trickle back to warning of new crisis

<b>Marathon, Florida (CNN) —</b> Florida Keys residents will be allowed to return home this weekend to assess damage to their properties caused by Hurricane Irma.<p>But officials said they are worried a new crisis could emerge when homeowners find their neighborhoods have no fuel, power, running water and …

News (U.S.)

More Florida Keys residents return home to survey Irma's destruction

KEY LARGO, Fla. (Reuters) - More residents who had fled the Florida Keys ahead of Hurricane Irma were allowed to return to their homes on Saturday, as authorities prepared to reopen Key West at the end of the devastated archipelago on Sunday.<p>As Florida struggled to return to normal after the …

Hurricane Irma

About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake

A U.S. flag flies over a debris field of former houses following Hurricane Irma in Islamorada, Florida, US, September 15, 2017. Photo: Reuters<p>MIAMI - …

News (South Africa)

Miami-Dade public schools re-opening date to be announced by noon Sunday

The latest word from Miami-Dade public schools officials on when classes will resume: Expect an announcement on that by noon Sunday.<p>In a statement …

Education

Tempers flare as the wait for power stretches on — and on

Derrick Davis lost his cool when the power went out last Saturday night.<p>After a week with no electricity, he’s starting to lose his temper, …

Coral Gables

America asks : How did eight people die in Florida nursing home?

Shocked Americans were struggling on Thursday to understand how eight elderly people in a Florida retirement home — directly across the street from a …

Isn't it better to just bury power lines? That may depend on where you live

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of people could be in the dark for days after Hurricane Irma toppled overhead power lines. The delay raises the question of whether an underground electrical grid would have better weathered the storm -- and helped get life back to normal quicker.<p>Burying power cables, or …

Manchester

Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths

Authorities in Florida have obtained a search warrant to investigate the deaths of eight elderly residents at a nursing home in Hollywood in the …

Health Care

Irma brought deadly blackouts to Florida. Climate change will make them longer and more common.

Utilities are focusing on restoring power after storms rather than preventing outages during them.<p>Millions of Floridians are ready to get on with their recovery from Hurricane Irma, which roared through the state earlier this week, pummeling homes and flooding streets. But for the moment, many are …

Weather

Prep Work Pays Off for Hurricane Irma Recovery

An army of 50,000 restoration workers from across the U.S. and Canada were working on Florida’s power grid at ENR press time on Sept. 12, according …

Engineering

Trump dispenses hoagies, handshakes in hurricane zone (w/video)

NAPLES, Fla. — President Donald Trump doled out hoagies and handshakes in the sweltering Florida heat on Thursday as he took a firsthand tour of …

Donald Trump

Florida Schools Help Feed Students During Hurricane Irma-Related Closures

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Education

No decision yet on when to reopen classes as dozens of schools remain without power

With dozens of schools across South Florida still unable to open, Miami-Dade and Broward County schools have yet to make a decision on when to reopen …

Education

Here’s what Hurricane Irma did to farms and nurseries

Miami-Dade’s $2.5 billion agricultural industry absorbed a substantial hit as Hurricane Irma blew through the county’s farming region in Homestead …

Hurricane Irma

At 1:58 p.m. Friday came a collective roar from farm workers: the power had returned

It had become a ritual: In the days since Hurricane Irma blew through South Miami-Dade, hundreds of farm workers whose homes had no power lined up …

Florida

This ALF still has no power, but the residents did get chicken and waffle fries

Almost a week after Hurricane Irma’s mighty winds pounded through South Florida, an assisted living facility in Miami Gardens still doesn’t have …

Chick-fil-A

Here’s the deal with that FPL food loss claim form

Sorry, Miami, but Florida Power & Light isn’t really going to pay for that old rotten food inside your refrigerator.<p>An online form on FPL’s website …

Hurricane Irma

North Miami community clinic with no power since Irma forced to turn away patients

The Miami Beach Community Health Center’s clinic in North Miami is largest of the health center’s network of three facilities in Miami-Dade. But the …

Health Care

Hurricane Irma left South Florida sweltering in the throes of electricity envy

Air conditioners hum on one side of Palmarito Street in Coral Gables but not the other, where strip poker by candlelight has lost its charm. Over on …

Coral Gables

Still no cable, internet or cell phone service? There’s hope

As Florida Power & Light continues to restore power to its 4.9 million accounts around the state of Florida after Hurricane Irma, other utilities …

Business

The Latest: Fumes from generator suspected in woman's death

The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>7 a.m.<p>A woman has died and three men are in critical condition in a suspected case of carbon monoxide …

Business