Nearly 500,000 Florida residents left without power

(WFLA) — Hurricane Matthew’s strongest winds are around 120 mph as the storm pummels about 500 miles of coastline. Already, there are more than 660,000 Florida homes and businesses without power as of 1p.m. Friday. Here are the largest outages:

Volusia County: 176,740
Brevard County: 200,890
Indian River County: 32,470
St Lucie County: 43,080
Martin County: 40,540
Palm Beach County: 38,750
Broward County: 2,820
Miami-Dade County: 2,750
Seminole County: 28,600
St Johns County: 47,920
Flagler County: 55,090

Track FPL South Florida outages here.

Duke is reporting 300 people now without power in Polk County. However, in Seminole, Lake and Orange Counties more than 12,000 are without power. Duke reports over 6,000 residences without power in Seminole, and nearly 1,000 in each Lake and Orange County.

In Pinellas County, 60 customers are without power, according to Duke Energy. Power has been restored for more than 1,800 customers in Tampa, according to TECO. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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