Power out for thousands as storms roll through

Power outages are impacting thousands after Wednesday morning storms.
Power outages are impacting thousands after Wednesday morning storms.(mgn)
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 7:41 AM CST
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: Power has been restored to most homes in Northwest Florida, according to reports.

Severe storms pushing through the Florida Panhandle Wednesday morning have knocked out power to thousands.

The largest number of outages are being reported in Gulf County, where more than 1,600 homes are without power. As of Wednesday morning, over 500 homes in Washington County are still without power. That’s an improvement from earlier this morning, when there were more than 2,500 power outages in Washington County immediately following the line of storms. There are also scattered outages in Okaloosa, Walton, Jackson, and Liberty.

Florida Power and Light, which serves a portion of the impacted area, said they have been monitoring the storm system and have crews ready to respond if needed.