Monday Morning Storms Cause Hundreds More Power Outages

May 13, 2024

North Escambia and Santa Rosa County power outages on the upswing after this morning’s storms.

Escambia River Electric Cooperative was reporting 199 members without power as the day started — nine in Escambia County and 189 in Santa Rosa County.

At 11:15 a.m. there were 2,037 EREC outages — 394 in Escambia County and 1,643 in Santa Rosa County.

Also at 11:15 a.m. Florida Power & Light reported 975 outages in Escambia County, 1,137 in Santa Rosa.

After Friday morning’s storms left over 10,000 without power, EREC received restoration help from Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc., Southern Pine Electric Cooperative, and MDR Powerline Construction.

Pictured above and first below: A contract lineman crew works to replace snapped and downed EREC power poles on North Highway 99 near Walnut Hill Friday. Pictured bottom: The downed lines before restoration started. photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Monday Morning Storms Cause Hundreds More Power Outages”

  1. Sedition on May 13th, 2024 8:21 pm

    @Randall Goodbred
    Hold onto you hat…we could have another round coming through tonight into tomorrow morning.
    EREC guys, stay safe and keep your heads down. It could be a bumpy ride again tomorrow.

  2. Randall Goodbred on May 13th, 2024 5:33 pm

    It’s nice that you got your power back on after this morning’s storm, but mine is still out from last week,

  3. SW on May 13th, 2024 1:26 pm

    The response has been incredible.

    Many thanks to EREC and partner agencies for helping get us back online.

  4. Jan on May 13th, 2024 8:11 am

    The EREC team has been heroic. Many thanks to them in getting our power restored twice! Got it back on Saturday evening and two hours later our transformer failed. They replaced it just before sunset. They were exhausted but determined to get us up and running again!

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