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Nearly 300K Southeastern customers without power after Idalia makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane

August 31, 2023

Almost 300,000 customers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina remained without power as of 9 a.m. Thursday, after Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a Category 3 storm on Wednesday morning.

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Utilities have already returned service to hundreds of thousands of affected customers. As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 556,800 electricity customers were without power, according to the Edison Electric Institute, which represents investor-owned utilities.

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