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The Miami Herald reports that despite running into some bureaucratic resistance, Publix is moving ahead with its $100 million plans to install 400 generators in its stores, many of them in time for the upcoming hurricane season.

"Publix has applied for 43 permits and received 26 in South Florida, which means that the July 1 completion deadline for the entire project could be in jeopardy," the Herald reports. "Companywide, Publix has filed for 104 permits and got approval for 70 locations."

''We're working fast and furious to get at least some of the generators installed by hurricane season,'' Anne Hendricks, a South Florida spokeswoman for Publix, tells the paper. ``Since we've announced the initiative, we've had some cities and counties knocking on our doors saying they want to help. But there is still some work to be done.''
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