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ORLANDO, Fla. – Starting in South Florida, Hurricane Ian knocked out power to tens of thousands of Floridians even before making landfall along the Gulf Coast.

In news conferences throughout the last several days, Florida’s governor and officials from all parts of the state reiterated that Floridians from the Southernmost Point to the Panhandle should expect to lose power as the storm drags strong wind and heavy rain from one coast to the other.

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As of 12 p.m. Saturday, 68,005 accounts were without power statewide, according to the Florida Public Service Commission.

State Rep. Randy Fine announced Thursday that more than 100,000 people in Brevard County lost power during Hurricane Ian’s trek across Central Florida.

News 6 caters to a designated market area (DMA) of 10 Florida counties: Orange, Brevard, Volusia, Lake, Marion, Seminole, Flagler, Osceola, Sumter and Polk.

In these counties, the PSC reported the following outage numbers as of 12 p.m. Saturday, denoting a now-completed effort throughout our DMA:

  • Brevard: 0
  • Flagler: 0
  • Lake: 0
  • Marion: 0
  • Orange: 0
  • Osceola: 0
  • Polk: 0
  • Seminole: 0
  • Sumter: 0
  • Volusia: 0

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Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.