No AC! Millions in Florida swelter through power outages

10 Percent of Flagler Residents Expected to Lose Power, Millions More Across Florida

10 Percent of Flagler Residents Expected to Lose Power, Millions More Across Florida

"To expedite repairs throughout the state, Georgia Power is responding to the outages with approximately 5,500 personnel from the company, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities", the county said.

Gould said it would take until the end of September 22 to restore power along the state's western coast where the damage was much more severe.

Georgia Power announced today that it expects to have service restored to 95 percent of customers impacted by Hurricane Irma, who can accept power, by Sunday night.

FPL said downed trees and debris in roads is making it hard to reach certain locations to work on power restoration.

Any disaster that wipes out electrical service hits especially hard in the South, where tens of millions of Americans rely on the cocoon of comfort provided by air conditioning. Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said investigators believe the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were heat-related, and added: "The building has been sealed off and we are conducting a criminal investigation". "We're attacking it on all fronts", he said.

"It's miserably hot", Sieber said.

"Our guys, I was talking to them, they're passing and being passed by convoys of line trucks from all over heading down to help". Highs there 25 degrees below average, record cold for the day. Humidity will hover above 70 percent.

"You learn what you can cook on your grill". "And you finally meet your neighbors".

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, who put the number that needed rescuing from floodwaters at around 300 on Tuesday, expressed some frustration about people not heeding evacuation warnings. The most delicate evacuee was a 97-year-old woman who had to be brought down 12 flights of stairs. The woman's husband, Mike Eason, suffered minor injuries. "I will say that we're going to need a little more patience as we move through this recovery phase as well".

Some people might get their power Thursday, some Friday, some Saturday and the rest Sunday.

The body of a 62-year-old man who climbed a ladder behind his home was found under debris on the roof of his shed in southwest Georgia, where winds topped 40 miles per hour, Worth County sheriff's spokeswoman Kannetha Clem said. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.

Irma followed Texas' Hurricane Harvey, which created widespread outages.

In many instances, homes on the same street are served by different main power lines and even different substations. And we'll work to get some of those areas up as quickly as possible as well.

She said that despite support from the United Way and Monroe County, those funds, post hurricane, will soon be running out.

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