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Local Electric Crews Now On Stand By Hoping To Help Restore Power Later Today

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While Tallahassee electric crews are currently in a holding pattern, they are expected to try to go back out and restore power to residents later today.

As weather conditions from Irma worsen, outages are expected to increase. But, Deputy City Manager Reese Goad say for now, crews are sheltering in place and are expected to start working again when it’s safe.

“I’m hoping mid-day, we’ll be able to get some assessment crews out as the winds come closer to our threshold,” he said, speaking to WFSU. “We believe it will be after midday before out crews will be able to get out into the field, based on those wind speeds and gusts of winds.”

Despite thousands still experiencing power outages, Tallahassee electric crews did work overnight to restore power to more than 11,000 customers.

For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.