Tampa Electric Restores Power to Customers After Debby
Thousands of customers were without power.
Power was restored on Tuesday night to all Tampa Electric customers who were affected by Tropical Storm Debby, officials said today.
About 20,000 customers had lost power since Debby hit Tampa Bay on Sunday, said Cherie Jacobs, a spokeswoman for Tampa Electric.
Jacobs said customers without power were patient during the storm, the severity of which caused roadblocks for crews trying to restore power.
"One of the challenges our crew had with Debby was the volume of small, scattered outages," Jacobs said. "When there's scattered outages like this storm, it's a challenge for our crews because it's more time-consuming. Some areas are difficult to access because of standing water."
About 350 Tampa Electric employees and contractors worked to restore power over the past three days, according to a company release.
"We're glad the worst has past," Jacobs said.
Anyone with additional outages can call 1-877-588-1010.