A massive computer outage that disrupted the communications system for millions of people across the United States has left many people without power for days.
The outage was first reported Sunday evening by the state of California.
A number of states and cities reported their outage on Tuesday.
Rick Scott said in a statement that the outage “is impacting the Florida people.
And it’s impacting our entire state.”
A Florida power outage was reported in California on Monday, but no power was available to the entire state, according to The Associated Press.
“It’s the worst I’ve ever seen in the history of our state, but we’re going to be able to recover, and we’ll be able reopen some areas as soon as possible,” Governor Scott said at a press conference on Tuesday, according the AP.
“I’m very optimistic,” he added.
The blackout was caused by a catastrophic computer glitch that shut down computers at a number of government agencies, including the Department of Public Health and the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
It’s unclear whether or not the glitch was caused or exacerbated by climate change.
Scott said Monday that he’s still hopeful for a return to normalcy.
“The good news is, as of now, we have a lot of energy, so the bad news is we have power to keep the lights on,” he said.
“We will see if that continues,” he continued.
“And we are going to make sure we get it back to where we were.”
The Department of Energy said on Monday that it had “confirmed the first-ever system failure affecting the federal government, which is impacting power to hundreds of millions of Americans.”
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the U.S. will get its “energy back” and said it was a “total waste of time and resources.”
“We can fix the computer glitch, but if it takes another month, I’m not going to fix the country,” Trump tweeted.
“Our energy will return,” he wrote.