Charlotte Kutney stresses the importance of proper generator use as FPL continues to work to restore power.

Charlotte County Emergency Director Patrick Fuller said FPL has restored 45% of the county’s power and said FPL still expects restoration to be 95% complete by Oct. 9.

During power restoration, traffic intersections may be without power or may not operate as normal. The county is asking people to be careful at intersections and treat those without working lights as a four-way stop.

A boil water advisory remains in effect for Charlotte County utility customers.

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Three food and water distribution centers are open in Charlotte County. One is at the city’s Muscle Car Museum at 10175 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda, which is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The other is at the Charlotte Sports Park at 2300 El Jobean Rd in Port Charlotte. It is open from 8 am to 6 pm. The third is in Tringali at 3460 N Access Rd in Englewood and is open from 8am to 6pm.

You can find more information about Charlotte County’s Hurricane Ian at Resources by clicking here.