The company said that isn't the case and that it plans to continue providing power before, during and after the storm.
FPL said it had shut down one of Turkey Point's two nuclear reactors.
As of 10 p.m., there were 118,608 outages in Miami-Dade, 64,270 in Broward, and 10,879 in Palm Beach County.
The same applied to the utility's nuclear plant in Jensen Beach. This could take weeks or longer "if Irma's worst fears are realized", he said.
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Repairing equipment and reconnecting lines can be done more quickly than rebuilding the electric grid, which FPL warned on Friday could be the case in the tri-county region.
Outages across the state will likely top 4.1 million customers since other utilities, including units of Duke Energy Corp, Southern Co and Emera Inc, will also suffer outages but have not yet estimated how many. That is a decrease from the Category 5 designation Irma previously held.
Before Hurricane Irma's full force reached Central Florida thousands of residents along the Space Coast were already without power.
Gould said FPL might have to turn off some substations ahead of any major flooding, a technique that could help the company restore power faster once any floodwaters recede, rather than keeping them on and allowing the storm to damage them. At midafternoon local time, they reported only scattered outages.
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