Read It in the Morning Paper

ELECTRIC BILLS: Lakeland Electric clarifies a billing issue, saying those who were billed for consuming electricity while their power was down should pay in full; an adjustment will be made on the next bill. To accommodate customers, late fees will be waived from Sept. 10 to Oct. 22 and non-payment disconnections will be suspended until Oct. 23.

IRMA AND SEWAGE: The city of Lakeland is preparing a report showing 24 sewage overflows during the hurricane, some of them damaging property.

HURRICANE MARIA: As relief efforts for get underway (here’s a local one), Lakelanders are trying desperately to contact family members in Puerto Rico to see if they are safe.