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Hurricane Michael Cuts Power to over 311,000 in Florida, Georgia, Alabama

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 07:39 PM

More than 311,000 homes and businesses in Florida, Georgia and Alabama were without power on Wednesday after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, according to local power companies.

Michael, now a Category 3 hurricane, made landfall early in the afternoon near Mexico Beach, about 20 miles southeast of Panama City in Florida's Panhandle region, with top sustained winds reaching 155 mph.

The storm came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Duke Energy Corp estimated Hurricane Michael could cause between 100,000 and 200,000 of its customers to lose power in Florida. The company said some outages could last several days to more than a week.

The following table lists major outages according to utility companies:

Power Company  State  Out Now  Served

Southern-Gulf Power  FL  117,500  457,100

Duke-Florida  FL  32,500  1,800,000

City of Tallahassee  FL  63,100  113,000

Georgia cooperatives  GA  35,500  2,000,000

Southern-Georgia Power  GA  35,800  2,441,300

Southern-Alabama Power  AL  27,000  1,400,000

Total 311,400

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