AP/David Goldman

Without Power In Florida: Numbers Reached to 9.5M

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MIAMI (AP) - Florida officials say crews continue restoring power across the state, but as of Tuesday evening, 9.5 million people remain without electricity.

State Emergency Management Center officials say they restored power to 1.7 million homes and businesses on Tuesday.

Of the three South Florida counties that were hit the hardest, Palm Beach is the only one where more than half have power.

The cost of Hurricane Irma to Florida is at nearly $250 million.

During a Tuesday briefing, 31 state agencies have reported spending $249,815,222 on preparations and recovery efforts. The final costs could well surpass what the state spent for Hurricane Matthew last year ($268,498,784).