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    900K without power in Tampa Bay area after Hurricane Ian


    September 30, 2022 - Nathaniel Rodriguez

     

      TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida Wednesday, bringing damaging winds with it. Gov. Ron DeSantis told Floridians in the storm's path to expect power outages as the storm crawled through southwest and central Florida.

      PowerOutage.us, a website that tracks power outages across the United States, showed that 2.6 million customers were without power. Over 900,000 are without power in the Tampa Bay area.

      The following list, which tracks power outages in the Tampa Bay area, will be updated as the storm progresses and more reports come in.

      Tampa Electric Company

      About 262,000 outages reported

      Click to view the outage map.

      To report an outage to TECO, click here to make a report online. To report issues with electrical equipment, such as a downed power line or open transformer, call (813) 223-0800 or 1-888-223-0800.

      Peace River Electric

      About 34,300 customers are without power in Manatee County.

      About 9,500 are without power in Hardee County.

      About 1,200 are without power in Hillsborough County.

      About 2,100 people are without power in Polk County.

      About 1,000 are without power in DeSoto County.

      How to report an outage:

      * Report an outage through your online account or SmartHub mobile app.

      * Text your outage to the Outage Texting System.

      * Call 800-282-3824

      Florida Power and Light

      About 191,000 customers are without power in Sarasota County.

      About 380 customers are without power in Highlands County.

      About 98,000 are without power in Manatee County.

      About 16,000 are without power in DeSoto County.

      How to report an outage:

      * Click here to report an outage online

      * Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)

      Duke Energy

      About 180,000 customers are without power in Pinellas County.

      About 48,000 customers are without power in Highlands County.

      About 11,000 customers are without power in Pasco County.

      About 65,000 customers are without power in Polk County.

      About 900 customers are without power in Hernando County.

      About 1,000 customers are without power in Citrus County.

      How to report an outage:

      * Click here to report an outage online.

      * Call (800) 228 - 8485

      Lakeland Electric

      About 63,000 customers have active outages in Polk County

      How to report an outage:

      * Call Lakeland Electric's dedicated automated system (863) 834-4248

      Withlachoochee River Electric Cooperative

      About 1,500 customers are without power in Citrus County.

      About 1,900 customers are without power in Hernando County.

      About 11,300 customers are without power in Pasco County.

      About 400 customers are without power in Polk County.

      How to report an outage:

      * Click here to report an outage online.

      * Call 352-567-5133

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