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Nearly 900K still without electricity as of noon



The number of people without power because of Hurricane Matthew is decreasing fast in Florida.

Since 6 a.m., utility crews have reduced the number of people without power because of Hurricane Matthew from 1.1 million to less than 900,000 as of noon.

The hardest hit counties continue to be in northeast Florida. In Flagler County, more than 82 percent of the county is out of power still. Volusia County has 68 percent without power. Duval has 242,000 customers without power, or 59 percent of the county.

In South Florida all of Miami-Dade and Broward have power and all but 1 percent of customers in Palm Beach County have power, according to reports provided by Gov. Rick Scott's office.

Scott told reporters at a briefing in Jacksonville earlier this morning that as utility crews restore power in South Florida, they will move north to help restore power elsewhere.



[Last modified: Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:05pm]


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