Florida Governor: Hundreds of Thousands Without Power

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said over 600,000 residents are without power in the state, and there are more outages coming.
1:41 | 10/07/16

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Good morning. As you all know this storm is here he just halfway upper state. It's got forty miles east of Cape Canaveral. We have seen hurricane force winds along the coast. Over 100 miles per hour. This is still a 120 mile an hour storm. On our eyes on May direct landfall. Stood still is time to make a direct hit. And we've seen as wobbled. We are very concerned about storm surge. In the worst effects are still likely to come if you remember the Jacksonville area has a low lying allow low lying area especially Nassau County. We're very folks on Jacksonville and there's potential for significant flooding there. Damage assessments are just coming in South Florida. If that's even if all that up ports are tempering that closed temporarily closed. So right now we have plenty fuel and state. About 600000. Homes are without power. The numbers gonna fluctuate. But some utility companies Horry told me they are already restored power in Miami and Palm Beach counties. About half the powers out Martin County. About third in saint Lucie county. As of now sort apparel light has restored to about 27% of their initial outages which was over five and 80000. Right now they have about five for an thousand homes are without power. Look Burleigh halfway through we're now more outages more outages are gonna come. I'll be speaking with the utility companies this morning to talk about their plans a star re restoring power it.

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