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Talquin Electric Working To Restore Power


Talquin Electric is hoping to have power restored by Thursday night for its members.  The cooperative serves people in Gadsden, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties.

UPDATE 9/13/2017 8:50 PM:

Talquin's latest figures show about 1,500 fewer outages.  The total without electricity as of 4:30 in the afternoon is 1,179.  Here's how those outages break down by county:

Leon: 789

Gadsden: 388

Wakulla: 1

Liberty: 1 

Talquin depends on a Duke Energy transmission system, and significant damage on those lines has made it difficult to restore power.  But spokeswoman Maicel Green says crews are making progress.

“Tonight Wednesday night we should have substantially completed our restoration process, and by tomorrow, Thursday, we should be wrapping up the individual services and getting the power turned on for our members.”

And she says Duke has been helpful as Talquin works on recovery.

“Duke has been very responsive, because they suffered a lot of damage,” Green says, “and they were able to still assist us, and get us going and have repaired the damages so that we can get our members on.”

As of Wednesday afternoon Talquin had cut outages to roughly 2,700 from a peak of about 32,000.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.