Florida Gov: Some 600,000 Florida Homes Without Power Due to Hurricane

October 7, 2016

About 600,000 Florida homes were without power on Friday due to Hurricane Matthew and more outages were likely, Governor Rick Scott told a news conference, as the storm moved near the state’s Atlantic coast on a northward track after killing hundreds of people in Haiti.

“We’re going to have more outages,” Scott said, adding that there was a potential for significant flooding from the hurricane in the Jacksonville area. “The worst part of this is still to come. … We still have potential for a direct hit and we’re seeing 100-mile-per-hour winds.”

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta and Laila Kearney; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Florida Hurricane Homeowners

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