Hermine causes power outages throughout Tampa Bay

Florida Power & Light crews working to restore power.

UPDATE for drivers: The Sunshine Skyway Bridge reopened on Friday at 3:50 p.m.

(WFLA) – Here are the power outages that have been reported in the Tampa Bay Area. This will be updated as new information comes in.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy Florida says that it has more than 1,200 workers restoring power in the area.

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative continues to battle Hurricane Hermine.  Currently WREC line crews are working to restore power in Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, and Sumter counties.  Flooding in areas is prevalent along the west side of U.S. 19.  The major cause of outages is flooding, and trees that are falling on power lines.  WREC personnel will work 24 hours a day until power is restored to all members who are without power and can be restored.

WREC reminds you to play it safe around power line, and use portable generators properly.

Safety Tips: Stay away from downed or low hanging power line, and report them to WREC as soon as possible.  These lines may still be energized and can cause serious injury or death. If you plan to use a portable generator it should never be connected to any part of your homes electrical system.  If connected improperly the generator can back feed onto the power line possibly causing serious injury or death to line repair technicians and the general public.  Always use generators in a well ventilated area outdoors.


To Report an outage: You will need your account number or a phone number associated with your account.

Florida Power & Light

Lakeland Electric

  • Report an outage and see current outages here
  • If you are currently experiencing an outage in your zone or you want to report a power outage or electrical emergency such as a downed power line, please call Lakeland Electric’s dedicated toll-free automated system at  (863) 834-4248. The system can recognize your phone number when you call, matching it to your address to help crews locate outages quickly.

County by County Coverage- flooding, damage, cancellations & more


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