Almost 3,000 Tallahassee citizens woke up to no electricity, blocked roads and fallen trees, branches and leaves Tuesday morning after a severe storm blew through the city Monday night.
“Damages were actually very little, due to city infrastructure,” Bill Behenna, a representative with the City of Tallahassee’s Communications Department, said. “When you have a storm like the one from last night, the primary impact is two-fold: you have electric power outages and then damaged trees that block the roads that temporarily block roadways and in some ways cause power outages.”
Behenna said the area with the largest reports of power outages came from the northeast region of Tallahassee, and crews began responding to outages and debris clean up before 5 a.m. This feat had the roads passable before the morning rush hour.
By 4:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon approximately 836 residents were still without power. A full staff of over 16 repair crews worked throughout the day to bring “full restoration” of power by late Tuesday night.
To report power outages, contact the City of Tallahassee Electric Utility at (850) 891 – 4968.