Update: Status Of Power Restoration In Escambia, Santa Rosa

September 18, 2020

Here’s a midday report on power restoration efforts in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Gulf Power Company

Gulf Power has restored service for half of those that lost power in Hurricane Sally. Midday, there were 99,988  customers out in Escambia County and 25,300 in Santa Rosa County. There were 227,150 out immediately after the storm. Gulf Power said all customers than can receive power should be back on by the end of day Tuesday, September 22, but many will be before that date.

Escambia River Electric

Escambia River Electric has restored 41% of their outages. There are currently 5,936 outages – 3,182 in Escambia County and 2,754 in Santa Rosa.

“We appreciate our members’ patience as crews work around the clock making power system repairs. Restoration efforts will not stop until everyone’s electricity has been restored,” EREC Vice President Sabrina Owens said.

Immediately after the storm, 95% of EREC customers were without power, included all members in Escambia County.


23 Responses to “Update: Status Of Power Restoration In Escambia, Santa Rosa”

  1. Clarise Trump on September 20th, 2020 6:11 pm

    We are still without power and have limbs on power lines at 2131 and 2141 s. Century Blvd.as of Sunday Sept 20. Everyone around us have it. It came on for about 5 min yesterday but went back off.

  2. Kim Griffith on September 20th, 2020 4:04 pm

    We are the only house in our neighborhood without power. We have called everyday about a live wire being down, and still have not seen anyone concerned enough to come and fix the problem. Their main concern is getting as many people up as possible as quickly as they can and ignoring the major problems because why should one house matter. Lol.

  3. Mrs. Williams on September 20th, 2020 9:31 am

    1011 Dr Martin Luther King Drive is still without power but every block around this area was restored Friday. No one has returned to restore the remaining block there are no trees down or broken poles. Please send help.Thank you.

  4. Natonia Cantor on September 20th, 2020 4:06 am

    G and Brainerd still needs power. I am on oxygen and running out of my single tanks. Need power as soon as possible. Please

  5. Debra on September 20th, 2020 1:06 am

    Please work on 2601 Patricia Dr..those poeple need lights also thank you

  6. HelenQ on September 19th, 2020 5:16 pm

    We’ve been without power and I have 4 boys Thru the State one who is disabled with a feeding pump and on breathing meds and he has a shunt in his head another who has Seizures please Consider fixing our power located At 3064 Blue Star Ave Pensacola Fl we appreciate all y’all are doing to help everyone get their power restored y’all truly are a blessing Thank you

  7. Sue Richardson on September 19th, 2020 12:40 pm

    God bless all who are working to restore power.I have been through Ivan and many others.Be prepared.

  8. Skittles on September 19th, 2020 10:03 am

    Bet y’all wish you’d paid that Power Bill on time now..

  9. Gail on September 19th, 2020 8:48 am

    During Ivan 28 days no power no water…worked every day at a hospital..bathed in rain water heated by propane cooker..was prepared..this time got caught without no ones fault but mine. We live in the middle of the woods God Blessed us..both disabled..just got a generator yesterday for fridge and freezer. Grilling as things thawed out…still Blessed..so many complaints where is the Faith and down time with your loved ones…read…Bible is a great one tells you where we are in this world..pray for those who have come to help to be safe and blessed….Look up count the blessings…get out help someone…complaints go nowhere and doesn’t sound nice..Praise God for the ones who help and give Him thanks.

  10. James R Rougeau on September 19th, 2020 7:51 am

    The power crew at 2601 Patricia Drive have not restored our power and they’ve been sitting here for 3 days they need to send another crew because this crew ain’t going to do nothing

  11. T H Merritt on September 19th, 2020 2:03 am

    I am shocked at the sheer number of people who are so unprepared that they need gasoline and are surprised they have no power 5 days after a major storm. There really is no excuse. We all have plenty of time and months of warnings and reminders every year. You cannot prepare overnight. It is a process. Little by little. Day by day until you have enough supplies for a minimum of 3 weeks! When your car’s tank says 1/2, consider that EMPTY ALWAYS. When you go to town, skip that $5 latte and put toward a gas grill. Each time you go to the market, skip the $5 latte and by extra canned goods. Save your vacation money for a generator. (You can take a vacation AFTER you are prepared.) You cannot expect or depend on anyone to save you but God and yourself. ALWAYS BE PREPARED. You cant eat a new iPad, cellphone or expensive car. You cant store a Big Gulp and #7 with SuperSize fries. Prepare now or suffer later. Likewise, if you are prepared, help others. Dont make them beg, dont shame them. You dont have to. They already know. Be a leader, friend, neighbor and good example. Show others how to prepare and manage during hard times. They may not know how. Help the elderly and infirmed. We are ALL God’s children.

  12. Wendy Whited on September 19th, 2020 12:06 am

    Our power has been out since Tuesday at 3:30am. I live off 9 mile road behind Arbys. What I don’t understand is how come Arbys has power. People on Chauncey have power. People on 9 1/2 mile rd have power, but it’s like our small community of duplexes got skipped! There’s children and babies over here not to mention fur babies. We as a neighbors are very upset seeing everyone else’s lights going on around us, but never making it to our community. We are just confused as to why our power isn’t on since we are all in the same vicinity. I understand you guys are busy and other people have children, disable family members, etc. We are just extremely confused why we haven’t seen trucks but everyone else has power around us.

  13. Kimberly Griffith on September 18th, 2020 10:14 pm

    Still waiting. Live power line down on side of house in yard. Our fence was blown down during the storm. Therefore, the line is out in the open. I know there has been a lot of damage, and that crews are working very hard. I’m just trying to understand how a live wire can have a estimated repair date set for 9/22.

  14. fisherman on September 18th, 2020 9:01 pm

    I suggest that when your car gets to a half tank go fill up most people run their vehicle to almost empty I learned the hard way with Ivan. I store about 25 gallons of gas during hurricane for my generator it’s stored in a safe manner. At BJs today the line for gas went down Creighton to under I10.Please be kind and patience with each other. We will survive this.

  15. Gary Cook on September 18th, 2020 8:33 pm

    Why are over 100 power trucks LEAVING Pensacola going EAST this afternoon? Counted them on the drive from Crestview to Pensacola

  16. Keith Whittington on September 18th, 2020 8:27 pm

    You guys cut the power back on off of Audubon especially 5880 which is a dead end Street. A Transformer tripped. All we need is someone to come out and flip it back please thank you

  17. Connie on September 18th, 2020 7:10 pm

    my family on Stafford Lane has poles and wires down. They are on oxygen and nebulizer and breathing machines . Can someone get out their and help them please. 2 of them are in wheel chairs and their are 2 homes that they live in between all of them. They have been running a generator and they are just about out of gas for the generator. They live in the 2 houses at the end of the street. Thank you and God bless.

  18. Shelley on September 18th, 2020 5:17 pm

    What a mess they are working with in many areas! There are so many snapped power poles and lines! Stay safe y’all!

  19. Hwy 4 Resident on September 18th, 2020 5:15 pm

    So, would anyone happen to have information regarding a ETA for power around century?

  20. Phyllis Walker on September 18th, 2020 4:37 pm

    Thank you Gulf Powermen Who are Ault restoring power in our community and who have families who are missing them at this time because they are helping others. May God continue to bless you and give a double portion to your families for your sacrifices. I do not take it for granted the work that you are completing. Again thank you so much Amy God bless you and keep you safe.

  21. sam on September 18th, 2020 4:19 pm

    wifi and phones went crazy the day of the storm. nothing worked right.got thru to uverse repair. they told me someone cut the main fiber in canoe. long distance, uverse service, all that stuff was affected.a bad, bad day.

  22. Jamee on September 18th, 2020 1:48 pm

    That’s awesome news!! Keep up the good work guys, remember to stay hydrated and stay safe!!!

  23. Update please on September 18th, 2020 1:47 pm

    William, can you get an update on your Alabama neighbors from Southern Pine and Ala. Power about a time frame on power. We would sure appreciate it.

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