FPL: We will not shut down power to customers

St Mary's Georgia

St Mary's Georgia

"It's hard to speculate, but some of the estimates could be 5 million people without power based on this, you know, south-to-north trajectory, and it's not just Florida; it's going to be moving into Georgia as well. over the next five days", Long said.

About 1.3 million homes and businesses lost power in Florida as Hurricane Irma pummeled the southern part of the state, Florida Power & Light said on Sunday.

FPL said Sunday that it had gone ahead with a partial shutdown of one of its nuclear power plants, but that the other continued to be fully operational and remained safe.

Florida Power & Light Company said that about 430,000 customers were without power Sunday morning.

Key Largo
Key Largo

The same applied to the utility's nuclear plant in Jensen Beach. More than 76,000 people in the state are already without power, according to Gov. Rick Scott. Both are on Florida's Atlantic Coast, which is bracing to get hit very hard by Irma's ferocious winds. If the hurricane continues on its present track and strength, Florida's west coast could be more of a "rebuild" to restore power, he said.

Stay far away from downed power lines and anything that may be in contact with a downed power line.

FPL's two nuclear plants, Turkey Point and St. Lucie, will be closed on a gradual scale in advance of the onset of winds.

The electric utility can see whether a house or business is out of power even in the field via iPads, which utility restoration workers will be using in their work.

Trump Jr. expected to testify privately to Senate committee Thursday
The meeting in question took place in June 2016, more than a month after his father became the presumptive Republican nominee. Some senators attended the closed door session Thursday but they asked no questions - those were left to the staff alone.

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