Over 21,000 Thousand Customers Impacted By Gulf Power Outage Saturday Night

July 12, 2020

Over 21,000 Gulf Power customers lost power across Escambia County Saturday night.

A large number of people that were left in the dark — and without air conditioning — were in the Cantonment area.

In Cantonment, the power went out during the eight o’clock hour and was restored before going out again for many people. Most had their power restored a final time by 10 p.m.

Gulf Power did not provide a reason for the failure.


10 Responses to “Over 21,000 Thousand Customers Impacted By Gulf Power Outage Saturday Night”

  1. Jimmy on July 14th, 2020 11:07 pm

    Any word on people loosing power in Escambia County Alabama? Our power went off for an hour last night, and it’s been out now for about 20 mins.

  2. John bryant on July 13th, 2020 5:08 pm

    They do a great job. If you think it hot, think of those people who work on the lines to keep the power on. It’s very hot for them. I know I work 42.5 years doing that. Glad to have been part of the team.

  3. William Reynolds on July 13th, 2020 5:06 pm

    >>Not a word about EREC customers losing power for 5 hours Sunday night.

    We did make a little social media post Sunday afternoon about a few hundred EREC customers that lost power, and why. It did not get a story because it was a just a few hundred…happens a lot in the summer. This story is about over 21,000 customers that lost power. 21,000 is a lot greater than 375-ish.

  4. OldMan on July 13th, 2020 8:47 am

    Not a word about EREC customers losing power for 5 hours Sunday night.

  5. molino resident on July 13th, 2020 7:41 am

    We lost power for 2-3 hours when a transformer blew and a line was down on Highway 196 in Molino last night. Thanks Gulf Power for getting us restored quickly.

  6. Pam on July 12th, 2020 6:21 pm

    Even with surge protectors the surge in then off then on again unfortunately fried our stand alone freezer and one of our ceiling fans :(

  7. Michael Schultz on July 12th, 2020 3:01 pm

    Almost lost power a couple of times last night. Luckily, it only flickered a few times.

  8. Gloria Berty on July 12th, 2020 11:42 am

    Thought I was going to lose power last night. Lights flickered off and on 3-4 times. I live in 9 Mile Rd before I-10 and NFCU.

  9. Shiela Taylor on July 12th, 2020 9:15 am

    Problem with Main Line I was told when I reported the outage seconds after it happened. Also. Was told over 24,500. Were out of power!
    They did a wonderful job of restoring our power in less than an hour for which we are very thankful!

  10. Sherry Ewy on July 12th, 2020 8:52 am

    Buddy, it was hot and dark fast

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