3200 Floridians Lost Power in Wednesday Night Storms
CHELCO crews restored power to 3,201 members after thunderstorms moved across the northern Panhandle Wednesday night.
Outages started at about 6:47 p.m. and intensified between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Glendale area had 1,020 members out of power when a tree limb fell across a three-phase line. Hardest hit areas were were Baker, DeFuniak Springs, Holt, Laurel Hill and Paxton.
Ten CHELCO crews responded and restoration was fairly rapid because most of the outages were caused by lightning, so there was less damage than the storms in late April. All power was restored by 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
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