As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida’s southern coast, the nation’s emergency management chief is warning that ‘millions’ of residents could be without power, in some instances for weeks.

We could see millions of people without power in Florida for multiple days in some areas, maybe weeks, and so I think it’s very important to set the expectations of citizens,” Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long told CNN’s Rene Marsh at his agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Saturday. “This is why we ask and plead with people to be ready for multiple days, and unfortunately this is coming into reality,”

 

 

 

 

 

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