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More Than 2.5 Million Without Power in Florida Due to Hurricane Ian

September 29, 2022

Via: PowerMag

More than 2.5 million electricity customers in Florida were without power early Sept. 29 as Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid and continued to cause damage with high winds and heavy rain, even after being downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday.

The storm, which made landfall in southwest Florida on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane, could go down as the most costly in the state’s history, as it tracked from the Fort Myers area across the state, through Orlando and to Jacksonville on the east coast. Storm experts said Ian, with its maximum sustained winds of 150 mph at landfall, its tied for the fifth on the list of the most-powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S.

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