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 476,300 Florida homes and businesses without power as of 9 a.m. Friday. Here are the largest outages:

Volusia County: 99,870
Brevard County: 164,320
Indian River County: 32,450
St Lucie County: 41,100
Martin County: 43,170
Palm Beach County: 47,140
Broward County: 8,980
Miami-Dade County: 7,600
Seminole County: 9,500
St Johns County: 4,600
Flagler County: 14,810

Track 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.