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Public Power Utilities Impacted By Hurricane Michael Continue Power Restoration & Rebuilding Efforts

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Public Power Utilities Impacted By Hurricane Michael Continue Power Restoration & Rebuilding Efforts

Update - 10am Monday According to the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), approximately 16,500 north Florida public power utility customers remain without power following Hurricane Michael. Power restoration efforts continue day and night. Significant progress has been in the City of... Continue Reading

10/15/2018


North Florida Public Power Utilities Experienced Significant Damage Due to Hurricane Michael

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North Florida Public Power Utilities Experienced Significant Damage Due to Hurricane Michael

Update - 10am Friday Extremely strong Category 4 Hurricane Michael cut a path of destruction across north Florida that caused significant damage to the electric systems of five of Florida’s public power utilities, including the City of Quincy, City of Chattahoochee, City of Blountstown,... Continue Reading

10/10/2018


Hurricane Michael Public Power Preparation

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Hurricane Michael Public Power Preparation

Update - 10am Wednesday Through the American Public Power Association mutual aid network, the Florida Municipal Electric Association has arranged for 440 power restoration personnel from 14 states to assist Florida public power communities following Hurricane Michael. Tree resources, including... Continue Reading

10/10/2018


KUA Crews Head to Tallahassee Ahead of Hurricane Michael

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KUA Crews Head to Tallahassee Ahead of Hurricane Michael

In anticipation of widespread power outages following Hurricane Michael, Kissimmee Utility Authority today sent crews and equipment to Tallahassee to assist with storm restoration. KUA deployed 10 linemen and a convoy of vehicles and supplies to Florida’s capital city where they will stage... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


Utilities, State Prepare for Hurricane Strike

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Utilities, State Prepare for Hurricane Strike

Gov. Rick Scott and electric utilities say they are poised for a quick response to Hurricane Michael, which officials say could be the strongest storm to hit the Panhandle in decades, causing life-threatening storm surge and putting some areas in the dark for more than a week. As rains from the... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


Duke Expects 100,000 to 200,000 Customers to Lose Power

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Duke Expects 100,000 to 200,000 Customers to Lose Power

Duke Energy Florida, which provides electricity to large parts of the state’s Big Bend and eastern Panhandle said Tuesday night it expects 100,000 to 200,000 customers to have power outages because of Hurricane Michael. The utility said it based the estimate on a storm-modeling tool that... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


Crews ready to go to the Panhandle to restore power after Hurricane Michael

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Crews ready to go to the Panhandle to restore power after Hurricane Michael

Municipal utilities say they are sending more than 200 workers from out of state to restore power following Hurricane Michael, and Gov. Rick Scott says investor-owned utilities have 8,000 workers ready to help. Hurricane Michael as of 11 a.m. had sustained winds of 110 mph and was 335 miles south... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


Update on Hurricane Michael and FMEA Mutual Aid

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Update on Hurricane Michael and FMEA Mutual Aid

Update - 10am Tuesday “Public power utilities in the Florida Panhandle are bracing for the impacts of Hurricane Michael, which will make landfall sometime Wednesday afternoon as a potential Category 3 hurricane. Currently, the Florida public power utilities of Tallahassee, Havana,... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


OUC Sends Mutual Aid to Tallahassee

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OUC Sends Mutual Aid to Tallahassee

In preparation for Hurricane Michael’s expected arrival to North Florida, OUC is sending 21 employees and 17 trucks on a mutual aid mission to Tallahassee at 12 noon today (October 9) from OUC’s Operations Center – 6003 Pershing Avenue. We do not know how long they will be... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


‘Major’ Hurricane Headed Toward Florida

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‘Major’ Hurricane Headed Toward Florida

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday warned residents of the Panhandle and the Big Bend region to “seriously” plan for the impact of the rapidly developing Hurricane Michael, which is expected to reach Florida by mid-week with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. “You’ve got to take... Continue Reading

10/8/2018


Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, FMEA Regarding Tropical Storm Michael

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Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, FMEA Regarding Tropical Storm Michael

“Over the course of this past weekend, the Florida Municipal Electric Association was in contact with public power communities across Florida and the Southeast lining up mutual aid crews prepared to assist affected areas of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region following what we expect... Continue Reading

10/8/2018


Ocala Electric Utility Celebrates Being “Community Powered” During Public Power Week

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Ocala Electric Utility Celebrates Being “Community Powered” During Public Power Week

During Public Power Week, Oct. 7 – 13, Ocala Electric Utility (OEU) will join with public power utilities across the country to celebrate being “Community Powered,” a recently launched national campaign that communicates the value public power utilities offer their customers and... Continue Reading

10/8/2018