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Weekend thunderstoms leave thousands without power

By Sascha Cordner

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Tallahassee, FL – Several severe thunderstorms hit the Tallahassee area Sunday night, knocking out the power for about 9-thousand of the city's electric customers. As Sascha Cordner reports, at this time, about 50 homeowners remain in the dark.

Even as early as 6 am, about 450 City of Tallahassee Electric Utility Customers, most of whom were in the Killearn Estates neighborhood, were without power. But, city Spokesman Bill Behenna says thanks to the efforts of work crews, that number has been whittled down to 50.

"There is up to 5 or 6 poles that were taken down because of the trees coming down on wires. So, it was a very labor intensive by city of Tallahassee Electric Utility Crews and they were literally up all night and all morning restoring power."

Behenna says he is happy most customers have had their power restored, with the exception of the about 50 people scattered across the area with power outages. He adds he hopes by mid to early afternoon that all power will be restored.