Hurricane Irma knocks out power to more than 3.3 million homes and businesses in Florida

(AP) -- Florida officials say more than 3.3 million customers lost power as Hurricane Irma lashed out on the state.

Florida Power & Light, the state's largest electric utility, said there were nearly 1 million customers without power in Miami-Dade County alone.

The power outages are expected to increase as the storm edges further north. There are roughly 7 million residential customers in the state.