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Thousands still without power in Florida from Hurricane Matthew



Hurricane Matthew is long gone, but its affects on Florida continue.

More than 35,000 customers in northeast Florida are still without power from the storm that first hit Florida's Atlantic coast last Thursday.

In Duval County, home to Jacksonville, state reports show 21,073 customers still do not have power due to the storms. Another 12,000 of those outages are in Volusia County. Smaller counties like St. John's and Flagler each are still reporting more than 1,000 customers out of power.

Though power has been out for 6 days, Gov. Rick Scott has refrained from the verbal jousting with Jacksonville city officials like he did with Tallahassee officials in September when that city struggled to restore power after Hurricane Hermine, a category 1 storm hit. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:06pm]


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