On Friday, the utility warned Irma could impact around 4.1 million customers, but that was before the storm track shifted away from the eastern side of the state where FPL's customers are concentrated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Hurricane Irma continued to lash Florida with punishing wind and rain Sunday, and is predicted to move up the peninsula and through Georgia by early Monday morning. "It looks like it's going to go right through the middle of our state".
People in the heavily populated Tampa-St. One of the teams was preparing to fly into Key West, directly in the path of the storm.
Downed power lines: There are many power lines down, Bowden said, and the main power pole off the island also went down in the storm.
Please stay safeEven when winds have subsided, you may still encounter unsafe conditions. "And that just blew up", Buck said.
- Strong winds blowing from the northeast have pushed water out of shallow parts of bays and harbors in cities like Tampa and Port Charlotte.
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Widespread power outages: Most of the city doesn't have power, officials said.
Since Constantinidis is in an evacuation neighborhood, she booked a hotel close to her home so she can check on the damage immediately after the storm hits. "Jose is then expected to move slowly toward the east and southeast Tuesday into Wednesday", said the National Hurricane Center.
"I will tell you in no uncertain terms - and I am not going to sugarcoat it - this is going to be a hard storm", Buckhorn said at the news conference.
Irma's winds snapped power lines and left some 6 million Florida homes and businesses without power, according to state data, as reported by Reuters. He told ABC News leaving the city was never an option. I'm a good bro, too.
Gov. Scott said, "We are working very closely with the federal government to make sure Floridians have the resources they need for this storm".
"I'm hoping Georgia doesn't get hit bad enough that we can keep ground service going", said Dr. Dennis Ashley, director of trauma services for Medical Center, Navicent Health.
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"Florida will get through this", he said.
His sister and brother-in-law also flew in from MI to help.
"That fuel is so cold, relatively speaking, it would take weeks before there would be any concern", said Scott Burnell of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "I had to come". While they are anxious about the height of the storm surge, they have made a decision to wait it all out at home. "Same house and everything".
"Hopefully, it will survive this one", he added.
"There's no predictability with a hurricane", he said.
According to the Washington Post, Miami Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Pete Gomez said the fire department received more than 430 calls from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.
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