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Here's how many FPL customers are without electricity in South Florida

'There will be damage that is beyond repair,' FPL president warns Floridians
FPL strengthens power poles in Delray
Posted at 11:17 AM, Sep 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-29 12:53:36-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Ian's impacts are being felt across Florida as strong winds and tornadoes caused by the storm have knocked out electricity to portions of the state.

Florida Power & Light has vowed to restore electricity to its customers as quickly as possible.

WATCH: FPL gives update on Hurricane Ian

FPL Hurricane Ian news conference, 2 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2022

As of 6 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said, there are 2.2 million utility customers without power throughout the state, mostly in southwest Florida. and 42,000 lineman from 27 different states are mobilized and responding to incidents.

There were about 5,700 FPL customers without power in Miami-Dade County, more than 2,600 without power in Broward County and around 11,000 without power in Palm Beach County.

On the Treasure Coast, a total of 4,800 customers were without power in Martin County, 35,000 in St. Lucie County and 26,000 were without power in Indian River County.

There are more than 15,000 reported outages in Okeechobee County.

Silagy said his team is ready to respond and has invested billions of dollars in storm-hardening technology to limit outages.

To find the latest outages where you live, click here.

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