800 Lee County homes are without power due to Hurricane Nicole, according to FPL

Feeling déjà vu from Hurricane Ian's wrath over a month ago, Lee County residents were reporting power outages in their homes as Hurricane Nicole approached the Southwest Florida region Thursday morning.

As more and more homes lost power, electric companies were working to restore the outages.

"We’re responding to severe tropical weather from Nicole and are unable to provide a restoration estimate at this time," Florida Power & Light said on its website. "Rest assured, we will continue to restore outages, including in between the storm's weather bands, as long as it is safe to do so. We ask for your patience. Please stay safe."

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As of 9 a.m., FPL reported that of their 289,370 Lee County customers:

  • 12,440 customers affected by the storm

  • 800 customers completely still without power

  • 11,640 customers had power restored

In Collier, approximately 240 customers were without power, out of 229,150.

For Lee County Electric Cooperative, here are the totals without power:

  • 107 in Cape Coral Northeast

  • 5 in Cape Coral Northwest

  • 3 in Cape Coral Southeast

  • 4 in Cape Coral Southwest

  • 24 in Leigh Acres

  • 2 in Marco Island

  • 44 in North Fort Myers East

  • 27 in North Fort Myers West

  • 7 in Pine Island

This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Lee County power outages due to Hurricane Nicole