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Duke Energy fucks up Hurricane Irma response

Hey, remember when Hurricane Irma blew through town after more than a week of hype over it being one of the strongest hurricanes ever? You'd think that would mean that energy companies like Duke and FPL would make extensive preparations for the inevitable damage to the power grid. But you are not a corporation only concerned with profit. The storm left millions of people without power, but Duke's slow response – coupled with their habit of promising power would be on by a certain time and not fulfilling that promise – is where most of the anger was pointed. To add insult to injury, Duke even tried to get approval for rate increases on its customers to pay for losses that were largely the result of their unpreparedness. Never mind that the last time they got approval for rate increases to build a nuclear power plant in Levy County, they never bothered to build it and just pocketed the extra money. As hurricane season begins again, that Tesla Powerwall is looking pretty attractive.

Goods and Services: Best in local shops, boutiques, dog groomers and more

Goods and Services
Best AC Service

1. Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning,

2. Belle Air Inc.,

3. American Air & Heat,

Best Adult Entertainment Store

1. Fairvilla Megastore,

2. Premier Couples Superstore,

3. Fairvilla's Sexy Things,

Best Antique Store

1. Adjectives Market,

2. Renninger's Antique Center,

3. The Owl's Attic,

Best Auto Repair

1. C&D Tires & Auto Repair,

2. Orlando Import Auto Specialist,

3. Honest-1 Auto Care,

Best Bicycle Shop

1. Orange Cycle,

2. Kyle's Bike Shop,

3. Winter Garden Wheel Works,

Best Comic Book Shop

1. Gods & Monsters,

2. A Comic Shop,

3. Coliseum of Comics,

Best Day Spa

1. The Spa Orlando,

2. Re:Fresh at Mosaic Hair Salon,

3. Flex-I Nail Spa & Wellness,

Best Doggy Daycare

1. Miss Emily's Bed & Biscuit,

2. Happy Paws Pet Resort,

3. Rangers Pet Outpost and Retreat,

Best Dry Cleaner

1. Acme Cleaners,

2. Orchid Cleaners,

3. Parisian Cleaners