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Irma knocks out power to nearly four million in Florida: utilities

Irma knocks out power to nearly four million in Florida: utilities

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by September 12, 2017 World News

 

 

(Reuters) – Hurricane Irma knocked out power to nearly 4 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 Category 4 storm, the second highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, but by afternoon as it barreled up the west coast, it weakened to a Category 2 with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (177 kph). We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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