*Update* Thousands lose power in Graceville area, due to powerful storms

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GRACEVILLE – During the peak of the storm that occurred early Tuesday morning, approximately 8,500 West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) members were out of power.

Most of the outages in Washington & Holmes Counties were cleared by 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night. The outages in Jackson & Calhoun Counties, where the most severe damaged occurred, were completely restored by midnight Tuesday evening.

The system is still experiencing individual isolated outages and line crews continue to work to restore power to all WFEC members. If you are still experiencing an outage or see any limbs or other debris that needs our attention, please contact the cooperative at (800) 342-7400.

Graceville -- As a powerful storm system moved through the Florida Panhandle early Tuesday morning, power was knocked out for about 5,000 West Florida Electric Cooperative customers.

WFEC representatives call the outages “scattered and very isolated,” and say that by 8:30 a.m. Tuesday power had been restored to about 2,500 homes. Damage to WFEC’s system is described as “substantial,” and debris are slowing the repair process, but WFEC officials say they’ll continue their restoration efforts until all power is restored.

*Update* As of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, 1,500 WFEC members remained without power. The majority of those are in Jackson & Calhoun Counties, the areas hit hardest by this storm.

To report an outage to WFEC, call (800) 342-7400.

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