4.4 million people across South Florida are currently without power. The black-out occurred shortly after 1 p.m. EST and forced the Turkey Point nuclear reactor offline. Washington and the Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement saying that they do not believe the outage was caused by terrorist activities.
Counties affected include Broward and Miami-Dade, and power is off at Walt Disney World as well. All told eight power plants are down, and residents are being told to stay put while rescue efforts are under way for those caught in elevators or trains.