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Posted on September 5, 2016
Based on data from utility provider websites as of 10:30 am today, Leon County has approximately 30,000 customers without power. The report shows 24,900 without power in the City of Tallahassee service area and approximately 5,300 in the Talquin service area.
The City of Tallahassee recently projected that power will be restored to 90% of customers by nightfall on Labor Day. That means that the number of customer without power should be around 12,000 just before the FSU game.
Westminster Oaks, a retirement community which is home to approximately 700 elderly, was without power until late yesterday. Approximately 5o hours after the storm moved through, the City of Tallahassee had power restored.
A ride through Killearn Acres this morning yielded the sound of generators with no utility trucks in sight. Also, power lines were still stretched across Pimlico Road, which was closed.
Yesterday, TR traveled the neighborhood and talked to several residents. The concern expressed was that no utility trucks had been seen in the area since the stormed passed through Thursday morning.
In addition to the Pimlico Road situation, we saw two other power lines down and a transformer hanging from a utility pole. We talked to two City of Tallahassee employees who appeared to be canvasing the neighborhood about 48 hours after the storm had passed. They could give no time line of when work would begin in Killearn Acres.