Thousands lose power in Tampa Bay after severe storms

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Thousands of people were without power in Tampa Bay overnight after severe storms rolled through the area.

Hillsborough County had the most outages, with more than 8,000 customers without power overnight, according to TECO’s online outage map. Hundreds of people were still without power around noon Friday.

Pinellas County, which was pounded with high winds and rain, had about 4,000 customers without power Friday morning, according to Duke Energy’s outage map.

Power has since been restored to most of these customers.

Here are the latest numbers:

DUKE ENERGY
Polk County: 1 customer affected
Pinellas County: More than 1,000 customers affected
Pasco County: 30

TECO
Total customers out: 773

LAKELAND ELECTRIC
Total customers out: 60

PEACE RIVER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
Hillsborough County: 209
Manatee County: 460
Polk County: 106

WREC
Citrus: 6
Hernando: 5
Pasco: 5

Here are the numbers to call to report a power outage:

  • Duke- 1-800-228-8485
  • TECO- 1-877-588-1010
  • Lakeland Electric- 1-863-834-4248
  • Withlacoochee River Electric- 352-567-5133
  • Peace River Electric Cooperative- 1-800-282-3824

Duke Energy customers can check outages here.

TECO customers can monitor and track outages here.

Lakeland Electric customers can check outages here.

Withlacoochee River Electric customers can check outages here.

Peace River Electric Cooperative customers can check outages here.

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