Gulf Power crews, joined by more than 250 outside crews, have completed restoring service to customers in the wake of Hurricane Nate. Crews worked through the night to restore more than 38,000 outages in about 24 hours since Hurricane Nate first impacted Northwest Florida.

Gulf Power crews worked overnight to restore power to customers here in Navarre Beach and all across the service territory, thanks to the help of 250 outside crews and local contractors.

“I’m proud of our team and the outstanding work they did today,” said Adrianne Collins, Gulf Power VP of Power Delivery. “Every single Gulf Power employee has a storm function, and they all came together to safely restore power to our customers. Despite the wind and driving rain, our crews persevered until all power was restored.”

After Hurricane Nate made landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi early this morning with 85 mph winds, it quickly lost strength as it moved across Northwest Florida and turned to the northeast.

“We want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as crews worked to restore their power,” said Collins. “Year-round we train for this type of a scenario and crews deploy to different areas to help others restore power. That training and developing of skills has really paid off in helping us quickly and safely get our customers’ power back on in the wake of Nate.”

Georgia Power crews from Southern Company along with energy providers from Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida pitched in to help.

This Gulf Power crew in Fort Walton Beach was among a large team that that worked through the night to restore power to customers within 24 hours after Hurricane Nate began impacting the Northwest Florida.

“Having the strength and resources of Southern Company and other industry partners behind you when you’re faced with this type of situation is everything,” said Collins. “We’re better together — with Georgia Power and other crews from Florida and out of state by our side, we were able to speed the restoration process while working safely.”

Storm information here.

How customers can connect with Gulf Power

• To get the latest updates on outages, customers can download Gulf Power’s app and access the outage map for the latest restoration information. The app is free and available for iPhone and Android. Just search for “Gulf Power” in iTunes or the Google Play Store.

  • Customers can follow Gulf Power updates on Facebook or Twitter:
    http://www.facebook.com/gulfpowercompanyor http://www.twitter.com/gulfpower.
  • Sign up for free PowerOut alerts through your cell phone by texting REG to MyGulf (69853). Or, visit the Preference Center in the My Account area of MyGulfPower.com to choose whether to receive texts, emails or phone calls with outage updates.
  • Gulf Power knows when your power is out. However, you can call 1-800-487-6937 if you have any questions about your outage.

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Crews restoring power overnight

Local contractor, Pike, is among the crews helping Gulf Power with restoring power to Northwest Florida customers