Gulf Power Company is currently responding to power outages in the Midway area just west of Gulf Breeze Zoo. Around 1,000 customers are currently without power. The company plans to have power restored between 8:30-9:30 p.m.
More than 600 employees from sister company Florida Power & Light and other electric companies have been secured and are mobilizing and pre-positioning so they can quickly start working as soon as it is safe to do so.
“As the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come onshore, we understand the anxiety many of our customers are feeling and want to reassure them that we’re ready to respond during these unprecedented times,” said Marlene Santos, president of Gulf Power. “We have a restoration workforce of more than 2,000 secured, and our team has been restoring power since the first bands of severe weather began to hit overnight. We will continue to work as long as it’s safe. You have our commitment that we’ll work around the clock after the storm clears until all customers have power again.”