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Hurricane Irma Aftermath: Florida Power Outage Map

Hurricane Irma has triggered the biggest disaster recovery effort in U.S. history. Check this blog daily for the latest list of electric power outages, broadband issues and cellular network failures across Florida, Georgia and more.

Amid the power and network outages, IT service providers across Florida are struggling to restore their own businesses ahead of checking in on customers across the state.

Updated Thursday, September 14

According an FCC update issued Wednesday, Sept. 13, the following 911, cellular wireless, cable and broadband systems have suffered outages or major issues.

911 Services: Homestead Air Force, FL, Indian River EOC, FL, Marathon County SO, FL, and Ocean Reef, FL are down with no rerouting. Many others are operational only because calls are being re-routed to other centers.

Cellular Wireless Service Outages: Many areas are seeing rapid service restoration each day — though plenty of outages remain. They include:

  • Alabama: Less than 1% of cell sites in the disaster area are out of service
  • Florida: 18.1% (down from 24.6% Tuesday) of cell sites are out of service.
  • Georgia: Overall, 5.3% (down from 10.5% Tuesday) of cell sites in the disaster area are out of service.
  • Puerto Rico: 10.1% (down from 14.5% Tuesday) of cell sites are out of service.
  • Virgin Islands: 54.7% (up from 53.8%) of cell sites are out of service.
  • Counties with 50% or greater of cell sites out are:
    • Alabama: None
    • Florida: Collier, Hendry, and Monroe
    • Georgia: None
    • Puerto Rico: None
    • U.S. Virgin Islands: St. John and St. Thomas

Cable and Broadband System Outages: There are nearly least 8.2 million (up from 7.2 million Tuesday) subscribers out of service in the affected areas in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

Hurricane Irma: Florida Power Outage Map

Nearly 2.7 million homes and businesses in Florida — including an estimated 435,772 in Central Florida — did not have electricity as of about 6 a.m. Thursday morning, according to the latest report from the state’s Division of Emergency Management, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel.

Here’s a look at the percentage of customers who lack power across Florida as of Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:00 a.m. ET…

Updated Wednesday, September 13

According an FCC update issued Tuesday, Sept. 12, the following 911, cellular wireless, cable and broadband systems have suffered outages or major issues.

911 Services: Homestead Air Force, Marathon County SO, and Ocean Reef  are down with no rerouting. Many others are operational only because calls are being re-routed to other centers.

Cellular Wireless Service Outages:

  • Alabama: Less than 1% of cell sites in the disaster area are out of service.
  • Florida: 24.6% (down from 27.4% Monday) of the cell sites are out of service.
  • Georgia: 10.5% of the cell sites in the disaster area are out of service.
  • Puerto Rico: 14.5% (down from 19.4% Monday) of cell sites are out of service.
  • U.S. Virgin Islands: 53.8% (down from 55.1%) of cell sites are out of service.
  • Counties with 50% or greater of cell sites out are:
    • Alabama: None
    • Florida: Collier, Hendry, Highlands, Monroe, and Union
    • Georgia: Wilkes (1 of 2 cell sites is out of service.)
    • Puerto Rico: Aguas Buenas, Juncos, and Vieques
    • U.S. Virgin Islands: St. John and St. Thomas

Cable and Broadband System Outages: There are at least 7.18 million cable and wired broadband outages, down from 7,6 million on Monday, Sept. 11.) across Alabama, Florida, and and Georgia. There are 819 (up from 390 Monday) non-mobile switching centers out in Florida. Widespread outages also are reported in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Complete Hurricane Irma Aftermath Coverage

Check the ChannelE2E homepage multiple times daily for complete Hurricane Irma aftermath coverage, and the implications for IT service providers.

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