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  • Sept 12- Power outages from Hurricane Irma dropped to about 5.8 million customers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak of over 7.4 million late Monday, according to utilities in the affected region. FPL said it expects to restore essentially all of its customers in the eastern portion of the state by...

  • Sept 12- Power outages from Hurricane Irma dropped to about 6.1 million in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak over 7.4 million late Monday, according to local utilities. FPL said it expects to restore essentially all of its customers in the eastern portion of Florida by the weekend and the harder-hit...

  • FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 12- Florida began allowing some residents to return to their homes hammered by Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, but officials warned that it would take a long time to repair the damage wrought by high winds and pounding surf, particularly in the Keys archipelago. Irma, which had rampaged through the Caribbean as one of the most...

  • *Parts of Florida Keys to re-open to residents. FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 12- Florida allowed some residents to return to their shuttered homes and reopened several airports on Tuesday after Hurricane Irma's pounding winds and storm surges ripped through the state, prompting the evacuation of 6.5 million people. Local authorities told around 90,000...

  • It caused record flooding in parts of Florida after it left a path of deadly destruction on several Caribbean islands. The U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln has arrived off Florida's east coast and two amphibious assault ships will arrive on Tuesday to help in the Keys, where Irma first made landfall on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Financial institutions with exposure to U.S. properties hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are tempering their loss estimates, as the damage to homes and businesses has been far less severe than expected. Harvey, which hammered Louisiana and Texas in late August, was also downgraded to a tropical storm and lost steam as it moved inland.

  • *Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, UAE discuss deal extension. The possibility of an extension to the 15- month production pact between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC producers also helped to support prices, traders said. Hurricane Irma knocked out power to over 7.3 million in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina...

  • Authorities said the storm had killed 38 people in the Caribbean and one in Florida, a man found dead in a pickup truck that had crashed into a tree in high winds on the Florida Keys over the weekend. With sustained winds of up to 60 mph, Irma had crossed into Georgia and was situated about 47 miles northeast of the Florida state capital Tallahassee, the National...

  • *More than 6 million in Florida, other states without power. *Fresh flooding in northeastern Florida cities. With sustained winds of up to 65 miles per hour, Irma was located about 70 miles east of the Florida state capital Tallahassee and headed toward the Georgia border, the National Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m. ET.

  • Sept 11- Insurers are scrambling to find inspectors in Texas and Florida after fierce hurricanes battered the states one after the other, causing tens of billions of dollars' worth of property damage in less than two weeks. Texas and Florida together have more than 340,000 licensed adjusters, according to state agencies, but it was unclear precisely how many...

  • *5.8 million without power across Florida. TAMPA, Fla.,/ MIAMI, Sept 11- Hurricane Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes...

  • *Millions without power across Florida. TAMPA, Fla.,/ MIAMI, Sept 11- Hurricane Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes...

  • *Hyundai's Alabama plant to close for 2 days, Kia plant for 1. *Hyundai's 2017 U.S. sales down nearly 11 pct as of end-July. The shut down comes at a time Hyundai's U.S. sales have fallen more than the market average, and after it recently announced plans to expand its SUV lineup and launch a pickup truck in the market in an attempt to reverse the slide.

  • *Millions without power across Florida. TAMPA, Fla.,/ MIAMI, Sept 11- Hurricane Irma took aim at heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved a path of destruction through the state with high winds and storm surges that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful...

  • Sept 11- Insurers are scrambling to find inspectors in Texas and Florida after fierce hurricanes battered the states one after the other, causing tens of billions of dollars' worth of property damage in less than two weeks. Texas and Florida together have more than 340,000 licensed adjusters, according to state agencies, but it was unclear precisely how many...

  • *Storm makes second Florida landfall at Marcos Island. FORT MYERS/ MIAMI Sept 10- Hurricane Irma lashed the Gulf Coast of Florida with the brunt of its fury on Sunday afternoon, knocking out electricity to 2.5 million homes and businesses statewide while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers in Miami. Hours after barreling across the resort archipelago of...

  • *Passes over Florida Keys, heads towards Naples. FORT MYERS/ MIAMI Sept 10- Hurricane Irma lost some strength as it pounded southern Florida on Sunday afternoon, but forecasts warned it would remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets and knocked out power to about 2 million homes and businesses. All of southern Florida was feeling the effects of the storm...

  • FORT MYERS/ MIAMI Sept 10- Hurricane Irma lost some strength as it lashed southern Florida on Sunday afternoon, but forecasts warned it would remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets and knocked out power to about 1.8 million homes and businesses. All of southern Florida was feeling the storm's effects, with at least one man killed, a woman forced to...

  • President Donald Trump has directed the full resources of the federal government to help Florida and other states hit by Hurricane Irma and has "great concern" about the storm as it batters the Florida coast, his vice president said on Sunday. Pence made the comments during a visit to the Washington headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency with...

  • FORT MYERS/ MIAMI Sept 10- Hurricane Irma bore down on southern Florida on Sunday with 130 mile-per-hour winds, flooding Miami streets and knocking out power to more than 1.6 million homes and businesses. Even before it came ashore, Florida was feeling Irma's fury with at least one man killed, a woman forced to deliver her own baby and trees and apartment towers...