More than 170K without power in Florida

More than 170K without power in Florida
Posted at 11:27 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 23:27:19-04

MIAMI (AP) -- More than 170,000 homes and businesses in Florida have lost power and the center of Irma is about 90 miles southeast of Key West.
   Florida Power and Light said on its website that more than half of those outages were in the Miami-Dade area, where about 600,000 people have been ordered to evacuate.
   The company has said it expects millions of people to lose power, with some areas experiences prolonged outages.
   The company said it has assembled the largest pre-storm workforce in U.S. history, with more than 16,000 people ready to respond.