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utility: more than 2 million customers now without power in florida as hurricane


miami (ap) — utility: more than 2 million customers now without power in florida as hurricane irma slams the peninsula .






florida utility officials say more than 1 million customers lose power as hurric


miami (ap) — florida utility officials say more than 1 million customers lose power as hurricane irma lashes the state.






xcel employees heading to florida to help with hurricane recovery


as hurricane irma pounded miami sunday morning, a convoy filled with xcel linemen, and other employees, left denver to help florida's utility companies get customers back on the power grid when the storm is over






will hurricane irma also cause the next fukushima nuclear disaster in florida?


floridians have plenty to worry about as hurricane irma approaches the state. florida power and light claims their two nuclear plants, both located on florida’s atlantic coast, are not among them. in a press conference, a spokesperson for the utility said the turkey point and st. lucie nuclear plant...






2.8 million are still without power in the southeast after hurricane irma


u.s. southeast utilities said on thursday they restored power to almost two-thirds of the 7.8 million homes and businesses knocked out by hurricane irma, leaving about 2.8 million of those customers without electricity. based on estimated usage, that leaves about 6 million people sweltering in the f...






hurricane irma update: florida on watch, three more dead in puerto rico as one m


florida is on high alert and has ordered evacuations, while the carolinas and georgia have also declared emergencies as hurricane irma rages closer. now three deaths have been reported in puerto rico with more than 1 million people without power on the island. irma, a category 5 storm, had maximum sustained wind speeds of 185mph, […]






irma knocks out power to over 3 million in florida: utilities


hurricane irma knocked out power to more than 3 million homes and businesses in florida on sunday, threatening millions more as it crept up the state’s west coast, and full restoration of service could take weeks, local electric utilities said. irma hit florida on sunday morning as a dangerous...






what's happening: irma puts both florida coasts in peril


hurricane irma struck florida on sunday, putting the entire peninsula in peril after pummeling the keys. both of the state's coasts were pounded by storm surges. thousands of people hunkered down in shelters and more than 1.5 million people lost power.






irma knocks out power to about 5.8 million: authorities


hurricane irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in florida, even as the storm’s power waned as it crept up the state’s west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities. irma hit florida on sunday morning as a dangerous category 4 storm, the...






flooding, power outages and a tornado: hurricane irma pummels florida


a monster hurricane irma roared into florida with 130 mph winds sunday for what could be a sustained assault on nearly the entire sunshine state, flooding streets, knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses and snapping massive construction cranes over the miami skyline. the...






xcel volunteers head to florida to help restore power


eau claire, wis. (ap) — hundreds of xcel energy volunteers from wisconsin and more than a-half dozen other states are arriving in florida to help restore power lost as hurricane irma batters the state. nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses across florida lost power, and utility officials said it will take weeks to restore electricity […]






watch live: hurricane irma hits north florida, georgia and south carolina


no one anticipated hurricane irma would take the path that it did. prediction models had the storm staying off the west coast of florida in the gulf of mexico as a low pressure system hovered off the east coast. that has changed and irma’s wrath made a turn across the florida peninsula the sto...






irma thrashes florida


florida takes a beating as hurricane marches up the statedamage spans peninsula and millions have no power.






hurricane irma roared into florida


after tracking over the cuba and the florida keys islands for days, the monster hurricane irma roared into florida with 130 mph winds sunday for what could be a sustained assault on nearly the entire sunshine state, flooding streets, knocking out power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses and snapping a construction crane over the miami skyline.






hurricane irma pummels florida; 'this one scares me'


a monster hurricane irma roared into florida with 130 mph winds sunday for what could be a sustained assault on nearly the entire sunshine state, flooding streets, knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses and snapping massive construction cranes over the miami skyline.






hurricane irma weakens but leaves 6.2 million without power in florida


monster storm irma, which ripped a deadly path through the caribbean, started to weaken monday though it was still whipping parts of florida with fearsome winds and rain, leaving 6.2 million people without power. the death toll jumped to at least 40 as cuba said 10 people had been killed there over ...






hurricane irma weakens but leaves 6.2 million without power in florida


monster storm irma, which ripped a deadly path through the caribbean, started to weaken monday though it was still whipping parts of florida with fearsome winds and rain, leaving 6.2 million people without power. the death toll jumped to at least 40 as cuba said 10 people had been killed there over the weekend as […]






more than 5 million in florida told to evacuate before irma slams coast


5 million told to evacuate before hurricane irma slams florida keys, coast.






hurricane irma pummels florida; ‘this one scares me’


miami (ap) — a monster hurricane irma roared into florida with 130 mph winds sunday for what could be a sustained assault on nearly the entire sunshine state, flooding streets, knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses and snapping massive construction cranes over the miami skyline.






residents cope with devastation from hurricane irma


after tracking over the cuba and the florida keys islands for days, the monster hurricane irma roared into florida with 130 mph winds sunday for what could be a sustained assault on nearly the entire sunshine state, flooding streets, knocking out power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses and snapping a construction crane over the miami skyline.






vermont utility sending 30 workers for irma recovery


montpelier, vt. (ap) — vermont’s largest electric utility is sending 30 line workers and others to georgia to help with hurricane irma recovery efforts. green mountain power’s kristin carlson says 30 line workers, supervisors and mechanics who left tuesday will help restore power to some of the estimated 1.5 million people who lost power in […]






hurricane irma slams turks and caicos on path to florida


hurricane irma battered the turks and caicos islands early friday as the fearsome category 5 storm continued a rampage through the caribbean that has killed at least 11 people, with florida in its sights.






hurricane irma slams turks and caicos on path to florida


hurricane irma battered the turks and caicos islands early friday and cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts as the fearsome storm continued a rampage through the caribbean that has killed at least 11 people, with florida in its sights.






“pray for everybody” says governor of florida as irma hits


hurricane irma roared through the florida keys on sunday with punishing 130 mph winds and began pushing its way north, knocking out power to more than 1.5 million people across the state and collapsing a construction crane over the miami skyline.






eye opener: hurricane irma strikes florida


hurricane irma is slamming the florida keys. strong winds are knocking out power, and storm surge threatens to swamp the islands. the eye of the deadly storm is now targeting the entire florida gulf coast. your world in 90 seconds






south florida residents won’t have power for weeks


in the aftermath of hurricane irma, florida power and light (fpl) ceo eric silagy announced sunday evening that more than 2 million households and businesses in south florida would not get power restoration for weeks. fpl vice president of communications rob gould also told abc news that affected ar...






eight dead at a florida nursing home that lost power during hurricane irma


hurricane irma has moved on, but its aftermath continued to ravage florida on wednesday, as authorities said eight patients died in a sweltering nursing home that the storm had left with limited power. the victims were five women and three men who ranged in age from 71 to 99, according to local...






tampa hasn't had a big hurricane in 96 years. that's about to change


it has been nearly a century since the tampa bay area was in the bull’s-eye of a major hurricane. that changed when hurricane irma veered north sunday and began barreling toward the twin-cities metropolis of tampa and st. peterburg and the western coast of the florida peninsula. winds from irma,...






hurricane irma gives florida a coast-to-coast pummeling


hurricane irma's powerful eye roared ashore at marco island just south of naples with 115-mph winds, for a second u.s. landfall, according to the national hurricane center in miami. more than 2 million homes and businesses in the region had already lost power and streets began flooding as the entire sunshine state braces for what appears to be a prolonged storm.






hurricane-force winds knock out power to 200,000 customers


crews scrambled on thursday to restore power to more than 200,000 customers who lost electricity service when hurricane-force winds toppled trees and utility poles across much of western new york.






what's happening: irma death toll rises; recovery cost soars


hurricane irma laid waste to beautiful caribbean islands and caused historic destruction across florida. the cleanup will take weeks; recovery will take months. some islanders just want out. and after a huge exodus from the florida peninsula, southbound traffic remains heavy with evacuees returning to uncertain situations, many without power or water in sweltering heat and humidity .






hurricane irma slams central florida -- live updates


weakened but still huge, irma is pushing through densely-populated central florida after pounding the southern half of the state on sunday






hurricane irma slams turks and caicos on path to florida


hurricane irma battered the turks and caicos islands early friday and cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts as the fearsome storm continued a rampage through the caribbean that has killed at least 11 people, with florida in its sights. waves as high as 20 feet were expected in the turks...






more than 3.3 homes and businesses and counting lose power as irma moves up flor


st. petersburg, fla. (ap) — more than 3.3 homes and businesses and counting lose power as irma moves up florida peninsula.






hurricane irma pummels florida; 'this one scares me'


a monster hurricane irma roared into florida with 130 mph winds sunday for what could be a sustained assault on nearly the entire sunshine state, submerging streets, knocking out power to millions and snapping massive construction cranes over the miami skyline.