"It's hard to speculate, but some of the estimates could be 5 million people without power based on this, you know, south-to-north trajectory, and it's not just Florida; it's going to be moving into Georgia as well. over the next five days", Long said.
As of 3:40 a.m., Florida Power and Light reported 9,474 power outages in Miami-Dade County were reported and 625 outages in Broward County.
Tampa was one of the luckier cities in Florida that was largely spared from Irma's wrath
"We will safely shut down these nuclear plants well in advance of hurricane-force winds, and we've finalized plans for that shutdown", FPL spokesman Rob Gould told a news conference.
About 574,000 of those outages were in Miami-Dade County, while there were 360,000 in Broward and almost 136,000 in Palm Beach County.
At this point in time, "it is not expected that the St. Lucie nuclear power plant will be shut down as result of Irma, though we will closely monitor the changing weather conditions", the utility said. The two facilities are Florida's only operating nuclear power plants. More than 76,000 people in the state are already without power, according to Gov. Rick Scott. More than 200,000 had electricity restored mostly by automated devices.
Stay far away from downed power lines and anything that may be in contact with a downed power line.
"We think this could be the most challenging restoration in the history of the USA", he said. Emera's Tampa Electric utility said the storm could affect up to 500,000 of the 730,000 homes and businesses it serves.
FPL also said it will proactively shut down certain substations before they flood, so they can turn them back online more quickly.
Pressure from Washington has ratcheted up since North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sunday. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang also provides consular services for the United States, Australia and Canada.
Usman Khawaja has been dropped from Australia's Test side, while Steve O'Keefe is in for a three-pronged spin attack. But our boys are also pretty fresh and they are very consistent in Chittagong also.
Kem Sokha made no immediate comment and it was not clear if he had been charged or had legal representation at this stage. Police detained Kem Sokha during a midnight raid on his Phnom Penh home, the Associated Press reported .
Nebraska's maligned defense, which had trouble slowing down Arkansas State, blanked the Ducks in the second half. Oregon is facing an old foe today, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley, who was a longtime coach at Oregon State.
I am not sure about you guys, but this letter is powerful and it got me excited about the upcoming season for the Cavaliers . He finished third in the National Basketball Association with an average of 28.9 points in 2016-17.
Putin says he believes President Donald Trump's administration is willing to defuse tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions. It knows the power to reward Russian Federation by lifting sanctions now lies with a hostile US Congress.
By the time Harvey bore down on Houston, it was a Saldivar neighborhood, through and through. I believe that they will rebuild.
Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state
At the same time, Irma strengthened back into a Category 5 storm Friday night, after weakening to a Category 4 earlier in the day. As of early Saturday morning, Katia was about 185 km west northwest of the Gulf Coast port of Veracruz , the NHC said.
Janet Jackson visits Harvey evacuees at Houston shelters
The Poetic Justice actress was forced to postpone her Unbreakable World Tour in May 2016 when she announced she was pregnant. She says she plans to visit some of the victims of the massive storm and let people know she cares about their plight.
Woodburn, 17, revives Wales World Cup bid
Wales now sit third in Group D on 11 points from seven games, while Moldova are bottom of the pile on two points. Woodburn has certainly shown a lot of promised and has been touted as a possible superstar for the future.
Biggest snubs of Week 2 AP Poll
Wisconsin is ranked No. 9 in the latest AP Top 25 and 11th in the Amway Coaches Top 25 poll, both out on Tuesday. Texas, which was No. 23 last week, fell out of the poll after dropping a 51-41 decision to Maryland .
North Korea may have conducted sixth nuclear test
His comments come after meeting with President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and other top national security advisors. As North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, US President Trump considers his response.
Japan's Princess Mako announces engagement to commoner
Princess Mako's engagement is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, after which an official date will be set. The announcement was originally expected in July, but was postponed after a rain disaster hit western Japan.