Over 1300 in south Charlotte without power, Duke Energy says

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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.

Duke Energy sent more than 1,400 Midwest line workers, contractors and related support personnel to Florida to help fix power outages caused by Hurricane Irma.

"We are ready to mobilize a small army of line workers, tree professionals, damage assessors and support personnel who will begin work as soon as we safely can", said Luis Ordaz, Duke Energy Florida storm director.

"[Our crews] are part of a massive effort to restore electric service to millions of customers, and the effort is yielding good results", Lew Middleton of Duke Energy said.

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"Irma hit us hard, and now it's time for us to swing back".

A number of community partners - including fire stations, shopping centers and other facilities - have generously offered their parking lots and buildings to Duke Energy to serve as "base camps" to stage fix trucks and other equipment.

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

While in the region, workers will be repairing utility infrastructure and restoring power. Another 45,000 customers got power restored in Lee County, which is down to 311,000 without power, still 71 percent of the county.

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