According to a news release, more than 8,000 workers have restored power to 990,000 Georgia Power customers since Hurricane Irma arrived on Monday.
But not all of her neighbors have recovered from Hurricane Irma.
Hundreds of thousands of customers in Florida are still without power nine days after Hurricane Irma hit.
Utility workers fix high-voltage power lines across from the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport in Marathon, Fla., on September 12, 2017. "The issue is the wind toppling trees into our power lines and not only taking down lines but poles as well".
"My mother is 72 years old in there, and if she dies of heat, I will be suing the [expletive] out of FPL and anyone under the sun who I can", Salazar said.
Those numbers include 11,318 Georgia Power customers and 14,750 people who get service from one of the state's electric membership cooperatives. First, FPL restores power to critical functions, like hospitals and 911 centers, and then to the most people in the shortest amount of time.
Georgia Power will not refuse to reconnect service to customers impacted by Hurricane Irma due to a past due bill and demand payment prior to reconnection.
She said they're hoping to have power restored in Miami-Dade and Broward counties by Tuesday night. The company now expects that it will restore service to 95 percent of affected customers by Saturday evening, a day sooner than its earlier projections. K-Line Construction based out of Woodstock also sent crews to the St. Petersburg area.
The state estimates that there are 2,501 to 5,000 claims each from Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, with more specific numbers unavailable. The lawyers also say FPL did not do almost enough to trim trees and keep lines reinforced in the days before Irma hit. Up to 80 percent of the flood damage to residential properties is not covered by any flood insurance, CoreLogic said.
Dorta's colleague, John H. Ruiz, noted that FPL's allegedly lax storm-preparation methods "impact [ed] more than 4 million" FPL customers, thus meriting a class-action suit.
"To our customers without power, I want you to know that we understand how frustrating it can be, and we will not stop until everyone's lights are back on", Silagy said.
"Our customers are angry and frustrated that we could not provide them better information".