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NICK TOMECEK / NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS VIA AP

Florida nursing-home officials are making it clear they think it is unrealistic --- if not impossible --- to carry out a demand by Gov. Rick Scott that facilities quickly install generators that can power air-conditioning systems.

Restoration Of Power Nears Completion In Most Of Florida

Sep 22, 2017
JEA

Power was back as of midday Friday for all but 13,735 homes and businesses in Florida, primarily in four counties that were hit hardest by Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, according to the state Division of Emergency Management.

At the peak, Irma knocked out electricity to 6.7 million homes and businesses.

A check at 3 p.m. Friday showed 10 customers listed without power on JEA’s outage map.

Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott would like to see storm-battered Key West “open for business” within two weeks, but tourism officials marketing the southern end of U.S. 1 indicate it could take longer.

BAPTIST HEALTH
BAPTIST HEALTH

In a legal battle drawing attention from medical groups across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court could be close to deciding whether to hear a Florida case about the disclosure of medical records.

Flip Schulke / Via Flickr Commons

Florida has reopened 114 of the state parks that were closed for Hurricane Irma.

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