MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Irma’s whipping winds have caused a number of power outages across South Florida.READ MORE: With Topic To Be Discussed At Special Meeting, Broward School Board Chair Says She’ll Vote Again In Favor Of Mandatory Masks
As of 5:45 p.m. Sunday, the Florida Power & Light outage map indicated there were 888,530 outages in Miami-Dade and 666,380 in Broward.
FPL officials said they have workers and equipment staged throughout the area and are set to start making repairs and getting the power back on once it’s safe to do so.READ MORE: ‘This Is About Freedom’: Republican Leaders Gather At Versailles For Another Cuba Rally
Call FPL if you have no power at 1-800-4OUTAGE.
FPL estimated that more than 3 million customers will be affected by power outages during Hurricane Irma.MORE NEWS: ‘2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back’: South Florida Businesses Feeling Effects Of COVID Resurgence
FPL invested about $3 billion to fortify its electrical grid in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana.
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