Hurricane Matthew’s descent on the east coast and Central Florida left over 400,000 people without power from Florida Power & Light Friday morning, according to their chart of outages.
In Central Florida, over 200 customers were without their OUC service as of Friday morning.
There were also 1,417 people in shelters as of Thursday night, according to Orange County officials.
Of FPL customers, there were 476,300 total without power Friday morning, including nearly 100,000 in Volusia County, 165,000 in Brevard County and 47,000 in Palm Beach county.
According to weather.com, there were some people along the coast who simply “do not get it” and were refusing to leave their homes Friday morning.
“People do not seem to get it and are not leaving,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told NBC News. “I’m not saying this to be theatrical … I asked my captain of detectives if he had body bags because if we get 140 mph winds in mobile home parks, we are going to have fatalities.”
Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry expressed similar sentiments.
“We are just bracing and the winds are picking up,” Henry told CNN early on Friday, per Reuters. “A great number of our residents have taken heed to our warnings and we are certainly concerned about those that have not.”