LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New info on FPL numbers to call for surges

March 21, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
Well, hello again to the residents of Boca Grande. We had another power surge/outage on Sunday night at 11 pm! Did anybody call in to register that fact? Either at the time or the next day? Sorry if you ran into a dead end/wall.
I called and discovered something relevant to reporting. The number I gave you last week, (941) 332-9103 (just a heads up) is a good number but as it is only “manned” Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., you must tell them that your power is currently “off,” even if it is back on and working, as this is the only way to register that we are having outage problems.
May I suggest that you put this number on a post it note and tape to your phone for easy access and remember to call the next outage … and the one after that, and the one after that.
Let’s hope we can get this fixed.
Thanks for your assistance.
All the best,
Cookie Potter
Boca Grande