Power Outage in Polk City, FL

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Power outage in Polk City, Florida? Contact your local utility company.

Lakeland Electric
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Tampa Electric
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(877) 588-1010 Report Online
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Duke Energy
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(800) 769-3766 Report Online
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Duke Energy
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(800) 228-8485 Report Online
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Polk County Rural Pub Pwr Dist
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(402) 764-4381

Polk City Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 1, 2015 - Lightning

A broadcast media outlet reported that a car in one of the east bound lanes of Interstate 4 was apparently struck by lightning near Polk City. The driver reported two of the air bags were deployed, the glove box popped open, and power shut down to the car at the time of a bright flash during a thunderstorm. Several burn marks were later found on the car. The driver suffered bruises to her ribcage from the airbags.

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August 5, 2005 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds downed trees and powerlines in rural northeast Polk County.

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Don't Invite Foodborne Illnesses to the Holiday Table | Florida Department of Health in Pasco

Share holiday meals with relatives, friends, and neighbors, but don’t invite foodborne illnesses to the table. That’s why your West Central Florida County Health Departments serving Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties want to ensure your holiday feast is one to remember for all the right reasons.

Nov 14, 2022

How to track power outages from Tropical Storm Nicole | WUSF Public Media

Officials say that wind and related damage could trigger power outages during this latest storm, although it may not be widespread.

Nov 10, 2022

Make Healthy, Safe Choices To Have A Spooktacular Halloween | Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough

The Florida Departments of Health in West Central Florida are reminding residents and visitors to make safe and healthy choices this Halloween.

Oct 26, 2022

Hurricane Ian’s invisible toll: At least 41 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning confirmed Newspaper icon Email Plus Outline icon My Account icon

In just two weeks, the incidents have accounted for nearly a quarter of Florida’s carbon monoxide cases this year.

Oct 21, 2022

Abbott Issues Recall of Certain Ready-to-Eat Formulas (RTF) | Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough

Abbott Issues Recall of Certain Ready-to-Eat Formulas (RTF)

Oct 20, 2022

Florida woman accused of DUI crash that killed toddler, hurt 5-year-old

A woman is facing several charges, including DUI manslaughter, after she reportedly crashed a truck, killing a toddler and injuring a 5-year-old boy early Wednesday, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Oct 12, 2022

Hurricane Ian power outages cause wastewater to pour across Polk County

While crews worked on getting portable generators for the failed pump stations, thousands of gallons of wastewater was leaked into local bodies of water.

Oct 12, 2022

Power outage emergency beacons installed across the county

The solar-powered beacons flash red when in effect, and drivers should treat intersections like a four-way stop.

Oct 12, 2022

After Ian: Updates for Tuesday, Oct. 11

Information we receive about power and utility restoration, food and other important recovery efforts will be posted here.

Oct 11, 2022

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power went out on roosevelt st in polk city yesterday

potato | November 01, 2023  

power is still out in the area of Davenport, Fla. Polk County with Duke Energy

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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.

Polk City, Florida

City Polk City
County Polk
State Florida (FL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 33868

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