Gulf Power Expects To Complete Restorations By Midnight; EREC Has Restored Two-Thirds Of Outages

October 29, 2020

Gulf Power expects to restore most Hurricane Zeta outages today, and Escambia River Electric Cooperative has restored about two-thirds of their outages.

ESCAMBIA RIVER ELECTRIC

Escambia River Electric was hit particularly hard by Hurricane Zeta with over half of their customers in northern Escambia and Santa Rosa counties left without power. Of the 6,126 that lost power, EREC had restored about two-thirds. There were 1,715 still without power as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

“We are following the proper steps in power restoration to bring the largest number of members back online in the shortest amount of time. All substations are now energized, and crews are working on main distribution lines and, in some areas, individual tap lines,” EREC Vice President Sabrina Owens said. “Work on our power system will not stop until every member’s electricity has been restored.”

GULF POWER

About 17,000 Gulf Power customers were in the dark after Hurricane Zeta in Escambia County. By late afternoon, service had been restored to all but 457.

“We estimate that power will be essentially restored to all customers by midnight,” Gulf Power said in a statement.

Pictured: Post Hurricane Zeta power restoration efforts by Gulf Power (above) and Escambia River Electric Cooperative (below). Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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17 Responses to “Gulf Power Expects To Complete Restorations By Midnight; EREC Has Restored Two-Thirds Of Outages”

  1. Susan Barnes on October 30th, 2020 12:42 am

    I wonder when we will get our Electri’ty back on we live off pinebarren,on Dockens rd it came on about 15 minutes butwsntoff I had a foot amputated and I’m having to wear a vacuum pack to suck out all bas and blood out of my foot ]

  2. bill l on October 29th, 2020 11:55 pm

    Thank you EREC we just got power almost 24 hours after losing it. Thanks for working late and in the dark. Pine Barren rd happy camper

  3. EMD on October 29th, 2020 10:20 pm

    Thanks to all the Linesmen, and a special thanks to EREC………..So grateful for all you do. I did not have to lose all my cold and frozen food this time. And, then, grateful for all the other things that are “on” now. Thanks to God for keeping you all safe.

  4. William Reynolds on October 29th, 2020 9:49 pm

    “Does anyone know why the the T-Mobile tower by Ernest ward is dead and the Verizon tower in Walnut Hill seems to be as well??”

    Verizon is due to a fiber optic outage due to Hurricane Zeta. T-Mobile is likely the same. (The fiber optic cable does not belong to either company; it’s a third party)

  5. cj on October 29th, 2020 9:23 pm

    Does anyone know why the the T-Mobile tower by Ernest ward is dead and the Verizon tower in Walnut Hill seems to be as well??

  6. Joseph Lowe on October 29th, 2020 8:24 pm

    Good job gulf power

  7. Southern girl on October 29th, 2020 8:08 pm

    Cottage Hill lost power around 10 pm but was restored by 1am. Thank you Gulf Power for your great service.

  8. Sammy on October 29th, 2020 8:05 pm

    Wish we had Gulf Power. We live on road with a substation and still No Power with EREC

  9. Brian on October 29th, 2020 7:30 pm

    “Can you tell us why the power is out in Bratt, what road is the damaged lines” Pine Forest Rd has lines down

  10. bill l on October 29th, 2020 7:20 pm

    Hoping for power on pinebarren south of Bogia. No power lines down and everyone around us have power except that one mile strip south of Bogia

  11. Victoria Anthony on October 29th, 2020 6:27 pm

    Does anyone know if Bratt Elementary has power? And Wiggins Lake road?

  12. sam on October 29th, 2020 6:01 pm

    power restored a lot quicker this time. makes me think the good work done a few weeks ago held up to this storm. this one was bad.

  13. William Reynolds on October 29th, 2020 3:19 pm

    “Can you tell us why the power is out in Bratt, what road is the damaged lines on”

    No idea. Sorry. Not all of Bratt is out…some in Bratt never lost power, some were restored shortly after sunrise.

  14. Hwy 4 Resident on October 29th, 2020 2:10 pm

    Century resident, had our power restored around 9am. Thank God we didn’t have to wait 2 weeks again.

  15. Julie on October 29th, 2020 2:09 pm

    Yes. God bless all our frontline workers. All governments, agencies first to respond to our essential needs. Thank you, thank you. Lord keep them safe and give them strength, endurance in your precious name. Amen

  16. Bratt Resident on October 29th, 2020 12:18 pm

    William…Can you tell us why the power is out in Bratt, what road is the damaged lines on

  17. Pat on October 29th, 2020 9:52 am

    God bless our Gulf Power crews.





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