Tallahassee without power following Hermine

Posted at 7:29 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 07:29:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum says power outages are "pretty ubiquitous" and that three-quarters of the city customers didn't have electricity following Hurricane Hermine ripping though the city in the early morning hours Friday.

Gillum estimated as many as 100,000 local residents are without electricity, including 70,000 city customers.

Gillum was not aware of any major damages or serious injuries in Florida's capital city although he stressed reconnaissance crews had just started venturing out.

He said the storm also downed trees, leaving many major streets blocked.