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Almost 5,500 are without power in all of North Carolina, mostly in western part of the state, Duke Energy told state troopers.

The other counties in Duke's area, Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Madison, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Volusia, and Wakulla, can expect power by midnight Sunday. More than 700 employees and contractors will help restore power to the storm-ravaged area.

South Florida continues to be where the most people were without power by Tuesday evening.

About 11,000 customers in Greenville County were still without power Wednesday morning.

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Tuesday afternoon, 86 percent of the 210,700 FPL customers in Collier County were without power.

"Due to the tremendous size and strength of the hurricane, our No. 1 concern is the safety of our customers and crews", said Luis Ordaz, Duke Energy Florida storm director.

As millions in Florida wait for their electricity to come back on after Hurricane Irma battered the region and caused widespread outages, utility crews from around the country are heading to the state to help with what will likely be one of the largest power restoration efforts in the nation's history. Typically, power companies close to an event respond.

The state figures show steady yet relatively slow service restoration in much of the state besides Pinellas since the last update at noon Tuesday. We have a workforce of more than 12,000 committed to this restoration effort. Overall, FPL reported that 2.66 million, or 54 percent, of its almost 5 million home and business customers remained without power.

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Tampa Electric said power had already been restored to about 20 percent of its customers who had been impacted.

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Laurens Electric reported customers were restored power. Now, 70 percent of Hillsborough has power.

Duke estimates all power will be restored by 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15.

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