Based on data from utility provider websites as of 1:00 pm, Leon County has approximately 65,000 customers without power. That number is down form approximately 78,000 reported this morning. The report shows 51,000 without power in the City of Tallahassee service area and approximately 14,000 in the Talquin service area.
Governor Scott Frustrated
After a Saturday morning update by Governor Rick Scott on the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine, the Tampa Bay Times (TBT) reported that Governor Rick Scott is “frustrated by slow restoration of North Florida electricity.” The full story can be seen here.
During the update, Scott said that “This morning, there are more than 78,000 homes without power in Leon County and more than 11,000 homes without power in Wakulla County. It is a problem that so many people do not have power and I fully expect every city and county official to aggressively fix this.”
The TBT report stated “that Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum tweeted late Friday that crews were going to stop repair efforts for the evening and that full restoration could take a week. He has since promised Scott that city utility employees would work around the clock.”
The report also indicated that Scott “wants to see faster progress” and that “private power companies, including Gulf Power and Florida Power and Light have offered to help Tallahassee’s municipal electric company and the Talquin Electric Cooperative.”
Local officials are expected to update Governor Scott at 5 p.m. in Tallahassee.
It appears the power outage will continue to impact FSU until the middle of next week. FSU officials posted on their twitter account that due to power issues, full operations will not resume until Wednesday at 8 a.m.