PENSACOLA, Fla. – By Saturday evening, Gulf Power had restored service to more than 22,000 customers affected by severe weather due to Tropical Storm Claudette, which caused heavy rain, sustained winds with higher gusts, flooding and tornadic activity across Northwest Florida.
“Tropical Storm Claudette is a reminder that storms can be unpredictable and you don’t need to be in their direct path to be affected by the severe weather they bring,” said Mike Spoor, vice president of Gulf Power. “That’s why we prepare and train throughout the year to be ready to respond safely and as quickly as possible to get the lights back on for our customers. We thank our customers for their patience and support during our restoration efforts and we want our customers to know, we will continue to be there for them whenever severe weather strikes.” Any customers who are still experiencing a power outage should check their breakers first, then report their outage and find their updated estimated restoration time at GulfPower.com or through the Gulf Power mobile app.
By the numbers:
- More than 22,000 customers affected by Saturday’s severe weather.
- By 8 p.m. Saturday, essentially all customers affected by the severe weather had been restored.
- As of 7 a.m. Sunday, less than 100 customers were without power due to weather that came in after midnight Saturday and early Sunday morning.
- Gulf Power’s restoration team will continue to work around the clock to restore all customers.
How to stay informed
The easiest way to stay informed, manage your account and report an outage is the Gulf Power mobile app. The app is available for download free in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.
Gulf Power communicates information to customers frequently through the news media and the following resources:
- Gulf Power website: GulfPower.com
- Twitter: Twitter.com/gulfpower
- Facebook: Facebook.com/GulfPowerCompany
- Gulf Power outage map: Map.GulfPower.com
- Gulf Power app: Download free from the iOS App Store