Be patient - if you evacuated, access to affected areas will be controlled to prevent looting and injuries.
Roads may be blocked and trees and power lines may also be down
Local radio and television stations will be a key source of information concerning aid
If you evacuated, have valid local identification - access will be limited and proper, up-to-date identification will be required
Avoid driving - traffic signals may be not functioning
To report or track a power outage, call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) or visit www.FPL.com/outage. Or, for up-to-date news and information regarding FPL overall restoration progress, go to www.FPL.com/PowerTracker
For your own safety:
Avoid downed and dangling wires when clearing debris and fallen trees - treat all lines as if they are energized
Beware of standing water - it may contain power lines, contamination, or other dangers.
Be careful with fire and avoid candles. Use battery-powered flashlights and lanterns
Check for gas leaks - open windows and doors to ventilate and dry your home
Use your telephone for emergencies only
If there has been flooding, have an electrician inspect your home or office before turning on the breaker
Use grills outdoors in a well ventilated area
Do not use power tools that you are not familiar with
Do not connect portable generators to building wiring - this could cause injury or death to neighbors or linemen trying to restore power. Plug appliances directly in the generator