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Mulberry Power Outages Caused by Weather
Polk County received about 3,000 people at emergency shelters by Thursday morning, county spokesperson Mianne Nelson said.
Tropical Storm Nicole's winds are expected to reach the entire state.
As Hurricane Ian brings dangerous storm surge, high winds and flooding rain to Florida, here's a look at power outages around Lakeland, Polk County.
By Monday morning, Polk officials had distributed more then 19,500 sandbags, as the area could see as much as 15 inches of rain in spots.
Polk wastewater facility reports two incidents including a spill of 376,000 gallons of effluent, second pollution notice follows a day later.
Power outage maps from around the area.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.