More than 80 percent in Florida have power back

After Irma, Florida's Smart Grid Needs the Longest and Most Complex Restoration in US History

At least 32 deaths have been reported in Florida and seven more combined in Georgia and SC.

The greatest number of outages were reported in Glynn County on the coast and Dekalb County in the central part of the state.

Florida's second biggest power company, Duke, serving the northern and central parts of the state, said it still had about 1.2 million outages Tuesday morning, according to the company's website, while Duke's outages in North and SC climbed to about 160,000.

FPL, the state's largest utility, said its outages dipped to around 2.5 million customers by Tuesday evening from a peak of more than 3.6 million on Monday morning, but that was still more than half of its customers.

Four days after facing Hurricane Irma's impact, hundreds of thousands of people in South Florida are still without power.

Anyone who is dealing with a down power line or power pole should stay away from it and report it to 1-800-4OUTAGE. Crews are still working to restore power for the remaining 28 percent of customers impacted by the storm.

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Irma has caused 36 deaths in the United States so far, some of those due to intense Florida heat as residents without electricity are forced to go without air conditioning.

In Manatee County, 34,970 Florida Power and Light customers and 279 cooperatives customers were still in the dark, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Power has been restored to approximately 93 percent of nursing homes classified as priority critical infrastructure facilities. He held calls with utility companies and directed the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) to provide law enforcement escorts to utility vehicles to ensure that they can quickly and safely reach communities still in need.

Special disaster medical assistance teams are deployed to provide healthcare services to areas of the state that are in need.

Over 100 people were evacuated from the building to a nearby shelter.

Irma rampaged through the Caribbean, devastating several islands and raking the northern shore of Cuba last week before barreling into the Florida Keys island chain on Sunday with sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km/h).

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