More than 17,000 Flagler County residents were listed as without power as of 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the Florida Power & Light website.
It makes up over 10% of the area's population, and is likely not included in that number because tens of thousands of residents get their power from a source other than FPL.
Reports of wildfires in Flagler County began pouring in Wednesday evening, before severe weather hit the area. Palm Coast B Section, Seminole Woods and Flagler Beach were among the first areas to report evacuations.
As expected, there is no timeline for restoring power due to the severe weather. Linemen may not be able to make significant progress in the shutdown until Friday, when the worst of Ian
now a tropical storm, ends. Winds in Flagler County are expected to be around 32 mph according to the Weather Channel, while local meteorologists are reporting gusts of up to 80 mph overnight.
Emergency services have been called to some areas of Palm Coast to remove fallen trees from the road, according to social media updates from the official city account.
The Flagler Beach Bridge, spanning the Volusia County Intra-Coastal Waterway, appeared to be hit harder than Flagler on Thursday morning. Nearly 98,000 were reported as out of power by the FPL operator
out of nearly 192,000 customers in the area. Volusia is close to the path of Tropical Storm Ian, which focused on the midstate two days ago.