Duke Energy is amping up its restoration efforts in Hurricane Idalia hardest-hit areas

Duke Energy Florida is intensifying its power restoration efforts for customers who suffered the worst of Hurricane Idalia’s wrath.

Over 5,000 lineworkers, tree professionals, damage assessors and support personnel are on hand in communities still without power. 

As of midday Thursday, Duke Energy had restored service to more than 150,000 customers since Tuesday evening when conditions began along parts of the Gulf Coast. 

The company said Thursday that the hardest-hit locations — mainly in the Big Bend area — will require more time for damage assessment and restoration. Efforts may be delayed in some regions where heavy flooding is still present

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