Hurricane Dorian: Fewer than 5,000 power outages in Central Florida
- Sep 5, 2019 3:04 am GMT
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Sep. 4--As Dorian moves north, Central Florida is feeling the effects of Hurricane Dorian as thousands of residents have lost power. At the same time, crews are quickly restoring power.
Volusia County could have as few as 1,800 outages as of 11:32 a.m. Restoration crews have kept that number down.
From the state's 6 a.m. update, out of 6,860 outages in Volusia, about 4,000 of those customer accounts were from the New Smyrna Beach utility company UCNSB, 2,380 from Florida Power & Light, and 485 from Duke Energy.
As of the 9 a.m. update, the New Smyrna Beach utility company was at 28 outages. Florida Power & Light reported 2,200 outages. Duke Energy reported about 250 outages.
By the noon, the outages had crept up again with the New Smyrna Beach utility company at 2,400, Florida Power & Light at 1,710 and Duke Energy with 67.
As of 12:37 p.m., New Smyrna Beach issued a statement only nine outages remained among their customers.
Brevard County was also holding their ground at 1,990 outages as of noon, less than 1% of customer accounts in that county.
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Inland counties like Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Polk have been less affected by Dorian.
--Orange County had 350 outages as of 11:31 a.m., mostly from Duke Energy. About 90 are in Rio Pinar, and another 150 outages are in a neighborhood west of N. Hiawassee Road and south of Clarcona Ocoee Road. At 12:34 p.m., about 145 outages were reported in a mixed commercial residential area south of Vineland Avenue near South Apopka Vineland Road, according to Duke Energy's power outage map.
--Seminole County reported 36 outages as of 11:32 a.m.
--Lake County reported 24 outages as of 11:31 a.m.
--Polk County reported one outage as of 11:31 a.m.
--Osceola County reported one outage as of 11:31 a.m.
In all, about 9,969 customer accounts statewide were without power, according to the state's power outage map shortly before 2 p.m.
Dorian is moving northward at nine miles per hour in the Atlantic east of Florida's coastline, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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