Almost All Of Escambia, Santa Rosa Counties Left Without Power

September 16, 2020

Almost all of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties were left without power following Hurricane Sally.

Here are the numbers from both counties as of Wednesday later afternoon:

Gulf Power reported  145,920 outages among 153,000 customers in Escambia County; and 48,890 outages out of 74,200 customers  in Santa Rosa County.

Escambia River Electric (EREC) reported 10,919 outages out of 11,463 total customers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Both utilities said they are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

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17 Responses to “Almost All Of Escambia, Santa Rosa Counties Left Without Power”

  1. Dylan Sharp on September 18th, 2020 1:27 pm

    I’m so sorry here in cantonment fl .gonzalez it took alot from us but we will make it through this thank you to all power company’s you guys are out here busting y’all’s butts to help us even from all over they coming to help thank you so much you guys need much more than just a thanks.we still don’t have power we need oxygen for my parents it sreally hard we are fighting but we will always have our faith in the good Lord Amen godbless

  2. Deb Davis on September 18th, 2020 12:20 pm

    Myrtle Grove south of fairfield. No power, no gas. Even if you have a generator there is no gas available. No gas to get to work, either. Three trees down on my street alone, they took out the power lines and everything, including a house. Thank you to the teams that came from everywhere, even Oklahoma. I hope and pray that all is restored quickly. Those of us that were at work, had no clue Sally had changed course and no chance to get gas or stock up on supplies by the time we got off work. Our company did not close until 6pm. So we were messed over.

  3. April Gilmore on September 18th, 2020 11:44 am

    I have not seen one single gulfpower truck working anywhere
    From escambia, ferrypass, area. Where are they? Usually by now
    U see them at least working in each area

  4. Willie Mae George on September 18th, 2020 11:27 am

    I have lost all my medicine because it’s supposed to be in a cool place and it’s a shame that it’s day 3 and still no power

  5. Cheryl Goppert on September 18th, 2020 9:35 am

    Please hurry

  6. Cheryl Goppert on September 18th, 2020 9:34 am

    Oh please hurry. It’s day three no power and out of food. My 87 year old mom keeps trying to run on the ceiling fan she’s so hot. Please please hurry with the power. Things are getting desperate now !!

  7. John andreasen on September 18th, 2020 8:52 am

    I’m hoping to SEE escambia and Santa Rosa get more SOLAR SYSTEM’S PUT UP NOW THAT SALLY IS GONE…WE LIVE IN PROGRESSIVE COUNTIES AND WE SHOULD SHOW THE COUNTRY THAT WE CAN DO IT TOOOOO AMERICA

  8. Patti on September 18th, 2020 8:15 am

    I live in the Myrtle Grove area. We have power lines and trees down. We have been hit hard. All my groceries that I purchased are ruin. Like most of us, we wasn’t prepared for the category 2 storm to hit. There’s no ice, water or even gas to get. I hope the power will be restored before the weekend.

  9. Sable st on September 18th, 2020 8:10 am

    Im just wondering when ensley area will ne turned back on all the areas around us are on i have a 3 year old and 9 year old at home with me im a single mother were sitting in a dark house with only a couple of candles and it gets scary at night …all of our groceries have ruined and ive been calling and emailing gulf power for 2 days now and saw there trucks a couple of blocks over we’ve tried to find ice but had no luck and have spent all our $$ on food and trying to get gas can some of the hardworking men please get over to our area in ensley off of Detroit we are so hungry and scared at night …

  10. Sable st on September 18th, 2020 8:09 am

    Im just wondering when ensley area will ne turned back on all the areas around us are on i have a 3 year old and 9 year old at home with me im a single mother were sitting in a dark house with only a couple of candles and it gets scary at night …all of our groceries have ruined and ive been calling and emailing gulf power for 2 days now and saw there trucks a couple of blocks over we’ve tried to find ice but had no luck and have spent all our $$ on food and trying to get gas can some of the hardworking men please get over to our area in ensley off of Detroit we are so hungry and scared at night …and its been very hot tonight ..we have no family with power to stay with ..and the $ 350 i spent on grocerys is ruined now..i know theres alote of familys out there going without were just desperate and scared and begging…

  11. Sabel on September 18th, 2020 5:40 am

    Im just wondering when ensley area will ne turned back on all the areas around us are on i have a 3 year old and 9 year old at home with me im a single mother were sitting in a dark house with only a couple of candles and it gets scary at night …all of our groceries have ruined and ive been calling and emailing gulf power for 2 days now and saw there trucks a couple of blocks over we’ve tried to find ice but had no luck and have spent all our $$ on food and trying to get gas can some of the hardworking men please get over to our area in ensley off of Detroit we are so hungry and scared at night …and its been very hot tonight ..we have no family with power to stay with ..and the $ 350 i spent on grocerys is ruined now..i know theres alote of familys out there going without were just desperate and scared and begging…

  12. Jane Doe on September 17th, 2020 7:12 pm

    Thank you Rufus, I am so tired from cleaning up like everyone else, but your comment made a bust out laughing!

  13. Jessica Lowrey on September 17th, 2020 12:22 am

    They are doing their absolute best. May the Lord keep each and every one of them safe. I feel like the rest of us should do our part and stay off the roads and out of their way. I know people have to go to work and others need tarps and supplies but I seen so many people ride by our house today with their phones and cameras out taking pictures and recording the damage. If we all do our part by staying off the roads and out of their way maybe just maybe they will be able to get everyone’s power back on faster. Chances are if there was damage to anything it will still be damaged in a few days.

  14. Emily on September 16th, 2020 10:58 pm

    That’s an incredible amount of electricity loss. I wonder why we don’t have more underground lines or more solar powered energy stations. I’m hoping that there was no loss of life or any major injuries. Hopefully, the states who were not affected will help out area and send some of their workers and repair trucks.

  15. Becky C on September 16th, 2020 10:26 pm

    I want to give a great big thank you to everyone that is working so hard to try to get our electricity on. I have not had that much business with Gulf Power, but what I did have with them was excellent. Now, I do know Escambia River Electric Co-Op and I feel that all of the men and women that work there are good hard working people that are trying to do a hard and dangerous job with no complaints. They a lot of times have to put up with snide comments like, when are you gonna get my lights on cause you got so and so’s lights on and also people complaining about seeing them stand around, but folks, there are things that the ground crew have to do before they can safely restore your power. So I’d you see a lineman, please thank him/her m for a job well done! I also saw some county workers working hard to get limbs out of the way so people could get to where they need to go. Not to mention, but when other people go through a storm, our linemen and Gulf-power get called to come and help, they drop everything and go to whoever around the countrySo, thank you to ALL Utility Workers out there for a job well done!!!

  16. Tom on September 16th, 2020 8:57 pm

    I agree, It is a total mess out here. I never knew a cat 1 Hurricane could break so many telephone/power poles. I would not even be able to type this if it weren’t for my solar panels and battery back up for part of my house. I pray they restore most of everyone’s power before the heat of the day returns…

  17. Rufus Lowgun on September 16th, 2020 8:52 pm

    I’m curious if people will lose their minds about the curfew like they did about being asked to wear a mask.





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