No, FPL Will Not Reimburse You For Food Spoiled During Power Outages
No, that Facebook post telling you to take a picture of your empty fridge and send it along a form is not correct. Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) denied that it will reimburse Florida residents for food spoiled as result of power outages caused by Hurricane Irma.
"Unfortunately, there has been false information spread that FPL will reimburse customers for food losses as a result of Hurricane Irma. This is not the case," says a press release issued by the company. "FPL does not reimburse customers for food losses as a result of any natural disaster, including hurricanes."
We know it is hard to lose food after an outage. However, we’re not responsible for spoiled food from an act of nature such as hurricanes.— FPL (@insideFPL) September 15, 2017
FPL suggests that customer check their homeowner's insurance policy, which in some cases "may allow for recovery of spoiled food after natural disasters."
Messages on social media circulating on Friday indicated that the company was going to reimburse residents that had to throw out food spoiled after the power outages. Some of them included a link that led to a page on the FPL website that doesn't exist, an email address and an alleged form to fill out.
If you lost power for 24h+ due to #Irma, you can submit a reimbursement claim to #FPL for food loss: https://t.co/LeiMPioVrq #IrmaRecovery pic.twitter.com/K6T8UaHWVP— C. Darlson, Esq. (@ccdlaw) September 15, 2017
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