ST. PETERSBURG — After more than a week since Hurricane Irma knocked out power to millions of Floridians, Duke Energy announced it will finish its restoration efforts Tuesday. Duke Energy Florida's president Harry Sideris apologized for power not being restored sooner, but said Irma did more damage than his analysts predicted. The utility planned for 1 million of its Florida customers to lose power, but the number was closer to 1.3 million.
LITHIA — A house that belongs to a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy and his family caught fire Friday afternoon, killing the family's two dogs and cat, authorities said. By the time Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews responded to the home along the 19000 block of Boyette Road at about 12:45 p.m., firefighters said a column of smoke could already be seen from a distance away. The deputy was not identified. Neighbors told crews the house was unoccupied except for the family's pets.
A lineman works to get power back to a neighborhood in Clearwater on Wednesday. About 60,000 Duke customers in Pinellas County remained powerless at 9:24 p.m. Friday, according to state data. Across Tampa Bay, electricity was out for 112,543 customers, part of the 1.4 million Floridians still without power after Irma made landfall. [LARA CERRI | Times]Like the heat, John Johnson's anger has built all week. For days, he has sweated through Hurricane Irma's aftermath. He lost power at 8 p.m. Sunday.
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Selecting a term
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