Appalachian Power sending hundreds to Florida, Georgia

He said 19,500 electric workers have been deployed in the restoration effort.

In Georgia, utilities reported over 1.2 million customers without power Tuesday morning.

In total more than 4.5 million FPL customers were affected by the storm, with over 1.6 million having their service restored already, mostly by automated devices.

Matthew did not come on shore and damage infrastructure, and it took the utility about two days to restore power.

As people across the Tampa Bay area and Florida get their lights turned back on, millions on Tuesday are still waking up in the dark.

Gainesville and Miami had the highest number of stations out of fuel on Tuesday afternoon, with 62 percent and 49 percent respectively, according to GasBuddy.

FPL has warned customers to prepare for outages that could last weeks if Irma requires the utility to rebuild parts of its service territory.

In all, nearly 1.8 million FPL homes and businesses had lost power.

That surcharge was capped at around $4 per month for the average residential customer, according to NextEra's 2016 annual report.

While most Californians were still sleeping, more than 100 Pacific Gas & Electric utility workers began deploying to help restore power in Florida.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Friday it has dispatched additional inspectors to the Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear plants in Florida in preparation for the effects of Hurricane Irma on those sites.

Floridians who weathered the historic storm must now cope with an unprecedented loss of power: About 15 million people were without electricity across the state, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.


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