TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Strong storms were battering Tampa Bay early Friday morning, taking down trees and knocking out power for thousands.
Duke Energy is reporting 12,000 power outages, 7,000 of which are in Pinellas County. The company expects power to be restored by noon.
About 3,500 TECO customers are without power, according to an outage map on the company’s website.
Florida Power and Light, Lakeland Electric and Withlacoochee River Electric have only reported a few outages.
A Tornado Watch is in effect until 11 am for most of Tampa Bay.
A line of thunderstorms is moving south with potentially damaging winds and isolated tornados. Heavy downpours and lightning are expected.
Click on the following links to check for power outages:
To report a power outage, call these numbers:
- Duke- 1-800-228-8485
- TECO- 1-877-588-1010
- FPL- 1-800-4-OUTAGE
- Lakeland Electric- 1-863-834-4248
- Withlacoochee River Electric- 352-567-5133
- Peace River Electric Cooperative- 1-800-282-3824
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