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Updated: 09/13/2017 08:30:01AM

Power restoration slow

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Hopeful generator purchasers wait through Tuesday midday in a 100-person line at The Home Depot in Sebring. Word had it that the store would receive a shipment of gasoline-powered generators that day before 5 p.m., but store personnel didn't know the exact time.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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SEBRING — Glades Electric Cooperative has about 95-98 percent of its customers without power since Hurricane Irma - 16,400 of 16,800, said Paul McGehee, director of Business Development.

When asked “How’s it going?” McGehee says, “It’s going as good as it can. We took quite an impact. We had more damage than (Hurricane Wilma).”

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