Power Outage in Sanford, FL

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Florida Power & Light
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Duke Energy
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East Central Electric Cooperative
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(918) 756-0833
Three Notch Elec Member Corp
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Georgia Power
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Sanford Power Outages Caused by Weather


September 28, 2022 - Tropical Storm

Hurricane Ian's slow movement and large wind field led to a long period of tropical storm force winds in Seminole County. Scattered reports of trees and power lines downed, as well as generally minor damage to roofs, awnings, fences, and pool enclosures due to strong winds, which surface observations indicated peaked between between 60 and 70 mph. There were no deaths attributable to the storm reported in Seminole County.

June 6, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Amateur radio operated relayed reports from Seminole County Fire Rescue of downed powerlines on County Road 419 in Chuluota.

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April 7, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Broadcast media relayed reports of a metal roof being lifted off and over a home on Gladwin Avenue in Fern Park. Also, local broadcast media relayed report of a large tree that fell onto power lines in a neighborhood in Maitland, and large tree branches downed near the intersection of Westchester Drive and Mount Vernon Parkway in Altamonte Springs.

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October 7, 2016 - Tropical Depression

As major Hurricane Matthew passed east of the Space Coast during the morning of October 7, winds gusted to tropical storm force for over 12 hours across Seminole County. One death was directly related to the hurricane. An 86-year old man in Casselberry was struck by a door that swung open during the storm. He later died at a nearby hospital. Initial damage assessments indicates 631 properties affected in some way and an additional 17 with major damage and 93 with minor damage. Damage to residences and businesses was mainly due to falling trees and branches. Initial property damage estimated at $15 million. Up to 70,000 customers were without power at the height of the storm.

June 19, 2015 - Thunderstorm Wind

Seminole County Emergency Management reported 23 mobile homes with roof, awning, and screen damage across Lake Kathryn Estates in Casselberry. Four of the homes suffered major roof damage, with three sustaining nearly complete roof damage. Numerous downed power lines, tree limbs, and fences were also reported within the community. A large tree fell on a nearby house just outside the subdivision. Also nearby, a trained spotter reported several downed trees blocking roadway near Secret Lake Park in Casselberry. Photos were provided by local media.

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April 14, 2023

A strong thunderstorm produced tree damage, which led to powerline damage, in Longwood.


18-year-old mother found shot dead inside car in Sanford, police say

Sanford police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed an 18-year-old mother who was found inside a running car.

Nov 12, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole: When will Disney World, Universal Orlando reopen?

Walt Disney World Resort closed its theme parks early ahead of Hurricane Nicole, but does plan to reopen its theme parks on Thursday, Nov. 10. Nicole has since been downgraded to a tropical storm.

Nov 10, 2022

Power restoration efforts planned into Saturday, if needed, after major storm - Portland Press Herald

The southern coast of York County appears to be hardest hit by outages caused by wind and rain.

Oct 14, 2022

Hurricane Ian flooding creates $1 million worth of damage in Sanford

While floodwaters continued to creep up around Sanford City Hall Monday, officials inside discussed what they needed to do next.

Oct 11, 2022

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens to remain closed as crews clean up after Hurricane Ian

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford is closed until further notice as staff members work to clean up after Hurricane Ian. 

Oct 10, 2022

Florida flooding: Sanford city leaders will vote to confirm state of emergency proclamation

City leaders in Sanford will hold their regular city council meeting Monday and flooding is likely to be the center of the conversation. 

Oct 10, 2022

Flooding concerns continue near Lake Monroe: 'It's just terrifying'

As of Saturday, the St. Johns River is sitting at a record high of 8.94" feet. Water levels are expected to get higher, and the river will crest by Sunday morning near Lake Monroe in Seminole County. 

Oct 9, 2022

Sanford neighborhoods still buried underwater following Ian's destruction in Florida

Imagine having a foot of water inside your home and having to row a half-mile every day, just to get to your car. It’s what people in one Central Florida neighborhood are doing multiple times a day.

Oct 6, 2022

St. Johns River in Florida sees record levels, causing major flooding: when will it crest?

The St. Johns River continues to see record levels in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian and the National Weather Service forecasts major flooding to continue well into next week. 

Oct 6, 2022

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HELP!!!! When can we expect to have our power return?

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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.

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Sanford, Florida

City Sanford
County Seminole
State Florida (FL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 32771, 32772, 32773

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