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Power outages plague Central Florida after Hurricane Irma

Storm rips through Orlando area

FPL assembled more than 16,000 to respond to power outages caused by Hurricane Irma.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hundreds of thousands of Central Floridians remain without power after Hurricane Irma ripped through the region.

As of Tuesday morning, here were the tallies from all Central Florida counties:

  • Orange: 307,142, 53% of the county
  • Volusia: 207,789, 73% of the county
  • Brevard: 197,963, 64% of the county
  • Seminole: 149,277, 71% of the county
  • Marion: 128,283, 68%, of the county
  • Lake: 110,208, 62% of the county
  • Osceola: 36,030, 24% of the county
  • Flagler: 44,946, 77% of the county
  • Sumter: 24,715, 34% of the county

Statewide, millions of customers lost power due to the storm.

Meanwhile, more than 1.2 million customers in Georgia are without power after Irma swirled into the state.

Georgia Power will be starting to assess damages on Tuesday. The utility company says much of the state including coastal Georgia and metro Atlanta experienced the most outages after parts of the state received widespread damage caused by high winds and heavy rainfall.

Georgia Power says Fulton County currently has the most outages with 105,390.

By early Tuesday, Georgia Power has nearly 800,000 outages and EMC has around 466,000 customers without power.

The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has resumed service Tuesday, but limited routes. The transportation company will have rail service running in 20-minute intervals.

And more than 220,000 customers were without electricity early Tuesday in South Carolina.

Duke Energy reported the biggest problems with 100,000 customers without service. The biggest problems were in Anderson and Greenville counties.

The South Carolina Electric Cooperatives report that about 63,000 customers are without service. The biggest problems are in Oconee and Charleston counties.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. had 58,000 customers without service early Tuesday. The major problems were in Charleston and Beaufort counties.

 


About the Author:

Emilee Speck

Emilee is a digital journalist for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com, where she writes about space and Central Florida news. Previously, Emilee was a space writer and web editor for the Orlando Sentinel and a producer at the Naples Daily News. Emilee is a Space Coast native and graduate of the University of North Florida journalism program.

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