Living in the dark after Hurricane Irma

PHOTO: Members of the Pinto family gather on the ground floor of a hotel in Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017.
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WATCH Millions still without power, water after Irma

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.

PHOTO: Adam Davis and Travis Warford, technical information specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agencys Urban Search and Rescue team, in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. Sam Hodgson/The New York Times/Redux
Adam Davis and Travis Warford, technical information specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Urban Search and Rescue team, in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017.

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.

PHOTO: A man walks back home in the darkness as many areas of Miami still without electricity after Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, in Little Havana, Miami, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017. Carlos Barria/Reuters
A man walks back home in the darkness as many areas of Miami still without electricity after Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, in Little Havana, Miami, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017.

People who are without power have been told to avoid electrified water, downed power lines and other hazards.

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    PHOTO: People line up at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Naples, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017.Timothy Fadek/Redux/ABC News
    People line up at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Naples, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017.

    PHOTO: Lisa Borruso plays pool using a headlamp as the power remains out following Hurricane Irma at Gators Crossroads in Naples, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017. David Goldman/AP
    Lisa Borruso plays pool using a headlamp as the power remains out following Hurricane Irma at Gators' Crossroads in Naples, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017.

    PHOTO: Guests at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Estero, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017, after the electricity has gone out.Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Polaris
    Guests at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Estero, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017, after the electricity has gone out.

    PHOTO: Members of the Pinto family gather on the ground floor of a hotel in Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017.
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    Members of the Pinto family gather on the ground floor of a hotel in Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017.