About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake


  • World
  • Friday, 15 Sep 2017

A man and his friend seek shelter under a canopy as it rains following Hurricane Irma in Cudjoe Key. Florida, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

MIAMI (Reuters) - About 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remained without power on Friday after Hurricane Irma, including 46 of Florida's nearly 700 nursing homes caught in the deadly storm's path.

Irma, which ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the U.S. mainland as a Category 4 hurricane on Sept. 10, killed at least 84 people. Several hard-hit Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, suffered more than half the fatalities.

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