While Wakulla County Mostly Without Power, Emergency Officials Ask Residents To Stay Put

Sep 2, 2016

Hundreds of trees in Wakulla County are down and dozens of power lines are as well. Emergency Management officials are warning the public to be cautious.

Wakulla County Emergency Management Director Scott Nelson says right now, his workers are focusing on damage assessments. So far, about 20 homes are flooded and have some level of damage and trees have fallen on at least five homes. Nelson says crews are also doing their best to respond.

“Fairly large power outage,” said Nelson. “Last time I checked, it’s most of the county….Duke energy: 5,183 and Talquin Electric is 9,576 customers without power.”

And, he says he has a word of caution for residents as well.

“Right now, we’re asking those in the low lying areas, especially along Sopchoppy and St. Marks, to monitor the river,” added Nelson. “And, for the rest of the county, we just ask that folks stay put and stay home. Please avoid getting out right now, with the amount of powerlines and trees that are down, we ask for their safety that they stay off the roadways.”

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