Energy outages are beginning to influence Florida forward of Hurricane Ian’s anticipated landfall alongside the state’s west coast, with practically 234,000 with out energy — a quantity that is anticipated to rise.
Why it issues: The key storm unleashed life-threatening storm surge flooding throughout the decrease Florida Keys in a single day. It is anticipated to do the identical on the Florida mainland — with the best threat from Naples to Sarasota, Axios’ Andrew Freedman studies.
By the numbers: In accordance with PowerOutage.us, which aggregates stay energy outage information from throughout the nation, greater than 2% of Florida was with out energy as of about 11am ET Wednesday.
- Collier County, which incorporates Naples, has the biggest quantity experiencing an outage with about 19% of the 266,000 energy clients.
- Manatee County had about 13% of consumers experiencing outages whereas Sarasota had about 15%.
- Lee County had greater than 9% of the 474,000 clients tracked with out energy.
What’s subsequent: Gov. Ron DeSantis stated Wednesday that 30,000 linemen are staged and prepared for energy restoration efforts throughout the state, together with many from different states.
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