LCEC Restoration Update – Oct. 2 – 6 p.m.

October 2, 2022 – “Lee County Electric Cooperative continues to expand its restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Our community is resilient, and we ask for patience and support as we all come together to rebuild. More resources are being brought in daily as we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” said LCEC CEO, Denise Vidal. “This unprecedented recovery requires a substantial rebuild in the hardest hit communities. We also thank Governor DeSantis for his unwavering leadership and his constant support of our community and our cooperative.”

Current restoration numbers are as follows:

P.M Area UpdateCust. OnCust. Out
Marco Island10,7378,845
Lehigh Acres22,71410,412
North Fort Myers5,92050,359
Cape Coral4,49889,778
Pine Island07,398
60,238 (25%)180,348 (75%)

LCEC is working with the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association to double the amount of mutual aid in the coming days. Additional workers and teams continue to converge on the disaster zone to support LCEC, in addition to the approximately 1,000 workers (line, tree, and support personnel) in the field. These additional resources come from within Florida and all areas of the country including AL, AR, GA, MO, NC, NJ, NY, MO, TN, and TX. We are continuing to bring more people in to assist our community in recovering and restoring power.