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Florida Governor updates outage numbers

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott says hundreds of thousands of people around the state are without electricity due to former hurricane Hermine.

Scott gave a storm briefing at the state's Emergency Operations Center this morning.

He says in Tallahassee and Leon County, 57 percent of homes are without electricity. More than 300,000 people around the state are without power.

Scott urged people to use caution when driving and avoid downed power lines.

He said restoring power is a top priority.

The first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade wiped away beachside buildings and toppled trees onto homes when it came ashore from the Gulf of Mexico early Friday.

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