An estimated 8 million to 9 million people are without power after Hurricane Irma ripped through the state of Florida. And it could take weeks before customers have electricity again, according to FEMA.
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Nearly 11,000 utility workers are joining forces so those suffering in the dark will have light. Crews with Con Edison, some traveling all the way from Illinois, arrived in Florida to assist with the massive effort. For those in the hardest hit areas, the next few weeks will be challenging. But there will be light again.
People who are without power have been told to avoid electrified water, downed power lines and other hazards.