More than 3.3 million customers without power in Florida as Irma batters state

Posted: 10:18 PM, Sep 10, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-10 22:18:41-04

FLORIDA — More than 3.3 million homes and businesses — and counting — have lost power in Florida as Hurricane Irma moves up the peninsula.

The widespread outages stretch from the Florida Keys all the way into central Florida.

Florida Power & Light, the state’s largest electric utility, said there were nearly 1 million customers without power in Miami-Dade County alone.

The power outages are expected to increase as the storm edges further north.

There are roughly 7 million residential customers in the state.