LCEC Restoration Update – Oct. 5 – 6 a.m.

October 5, 2022 – LCEC added an additional 700 line workers and tree-trimmers to the team working tirelessly to restore power throughout some of the hardest hit areas in the LCEC service territory.

These crews, working beside LCEC employees, will continue to repair main circuits in Lee County including the areas of Lehigh Acres and North Fort Myers. A large complement of crews will also focus on restoring the backbone infrastructure in Cape Coral in order to enable more and more restoration of neighborhoods and businesses. At the same time, crews are focused on wrapping up restoration in Collier and Charlotte Counties where the impact of Ian was also felt by customers in the LCEC communities of Everglades City, Immokalee, Golden Gate Estates, Marco Island, and Punta Gorda.

Duke Energy crews will arrive in SWFL tomorrow to help and will then be utilized to begin work on Pine Island later this week. The additional assistance and collaboration with the Governor’s office will continue until all power is restored to Pine Island and Sanibel.

Customers out of power at this time are urged to inspect and make repairs to their weather head and any damage to their home electric system if needed so they are able to receive power when restoration crews reach their area. Visit the LCEC Hurricane Guide to learn more.

LCEC reminds customers to stay away from downed power lines, turn off breakers until power is restored, and use generators safely to protect themselves and crews working on lines in their neighborhood.

A.M Area UpdateCust. OnCust. Out
Marco Island17,0982,484
Lehigh Acres32,641485
North Fort Myers19,56936,710
Cape Coral13,05781,219
Pine Island07,398
Total 100,724121,518
Percentage 45%55%

*included are Broward, Hendry, Charlotte, and Miami Dade LCEC customers

*excluded are Sanibel Island, Captiva, Pine Island

LCEC is working with Florida Electric Cooperatives to double the amount of mutual aid in the coming days. 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.