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DeSantis: 99% of Florida’s power restored after Hurricane Ian

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Linemen prepare to repair damage caused by in Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Matlacha, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL) – On Friday during a news conference in Daytona Beach, Florida’s governor announced that more than 99% of the state’s residents have their power back after Hurricane Ian made landfall in the state.

Ron DeSantis said only parts of Lee County are still powerless, including Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, which will both require complete rebuilds of their electrical infrastructure.

“They’re 100% in almost every part of the state,” DeSantis said. “There’s a couple pockets that the electrical co-op in Lee County are still working on.”

DeSantis said first responders have performed almost 2,500 rescues since the storm hit.