TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Slightly more than 1 million customers in Florida remain in the dark in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew lashed Florida over a two-day period as it slowly grinded along the Atlantic coast. State officials said Saturday that many people between Melbourne and Jacksonville are without power.
The 6 a.m. update shows that half of all customers in Jacksonville — nearly 216,000 — don’t have electricity.
To the south roughly 85 percent of Volusia County and almost all customers in Flagler County remain without electricity. Three-quarters of St. Johns County — home to St. Augustine — is without power. And nearly half the customers in Brevard County are without electricity.
Roughly 1.5 million Floridians were ordered to evacuate ahead of Matthew. State officials say more than 7,000 people spent Friday night in shelters.