COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. While many are getting frustrated about having no power, one woman wants to thank FPL for giving her cold water and money for gas, despite not being able to restore her power.
Darlene MacLeod has been without power since 9 a.m. the day Hurricane Irma hit.
“It’s unbearable, none of us have really slept,” MacLeod said.
Although all of her neighbors have power but her, she doesn’t blame Florida Power and Light.
“You see them, they’re out at night, they’re not sleeping, they’re not sitting in air conditioning,” MacLeod said. “Everybody thinks that they’re not moving fast enough, they’re not doing and they are, they’re doing the best they can.”
After eight days of no electricity, FPL workers came to help, but not with the power. Workers brought MacLeod an ice chest filled with water and two giftcards for gasoline so she can keep her generator running.
“I’m like at a loss for words for my appreciation that they were driving around doing that, helping people out,” MacLeod said.
Nearly a quarter of people in Collier County are still without power, but MacLeod says she is keeping her fingers crossed that it will be restored by Sept. 22.