Gulf Power crews restore power to 21,000 overnight
Gulf Power crews worked through the night to restore power to their customers following a night of severe weather across Northwest Florida that toppled trees and damaged homes and businesses across the area.
Because of the severity of the damage caused by the storms, additional crews from sister companies Alabama Power, Mississippi Power and Georgia Power have arrived to assist with the restoration process.
“Being a part of Southern Company allows us to draw from the strength of our operating companies across the Southeast,” said Jeff Rogers, External Communications manager. “Our crews worked through the night restoring power as quickly and safely as possible, and with the additional reinforcements, it will make all the difference as crews make final repairs and get everyone back on.”
Century was particularly hard hit by the storm.
“Our priority right now is in Century,” said Rogers. “Heavy winds destroyed more than 40 poles. New poles have arrived and Chipley crews have joined Pensacola crews to restore power and hope to this city.”
Approximately 700 customers remain without power. As crews continue to make progress, Gulf Power asks customers if they are still without power to call the restore power line at 1-800-487-6937 or report online at outagemap.gulfpower.com. The outage map will also how current outages and projected restoration time.
Customers can also download a full-service app for mobile phones and tablets that offers convenient access to the information such as outages right at their fingertips. Customers can download the app in the Apple Store or on Google Play.
Gulf Power is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company. Gulf Power serves more than 447,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida. The company’s mission is to safely provide exceptional customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity while strengthening our communities. Visit online at MyGulfPower.com or on the company’s Facebook page. News information can be found at GulfPowerNews.com.
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