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More than 2.1 million now without power in Florida as Hurricane Irma slams state

Posted at 3:35 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 09:29:47-04

MIAMI — More than 2.1 million customers have lost power in Florida with Hurricane Irma striking the state.

Florida Power & Light reported the numbers Sunday afternoon. The utility, which services much of south Florida, says more than 845,000 of those customers are in Miami-Dade County.

Duke Energy, the dominant utility in the northern half of Florida, has about 13,000 outages with the outer bands of Irma sweeping across the region.

The power companies say they have extra crews on hand to try to restore power — when it becomes safe to do so.

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