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The Villages Power Outages Caused by Weather


November 10, 2022 - Tropical Storm

In Sumter County, maximum winds were estimated between 40 and 50 mph in gusts. Rainfall generally ranged from 2 to 4 inches, with a maximum total of 2.94 inches reported southwest of Oxford. Approximately 1,000 customers experienced power outages. Minor damage was reported to homes although significant damage was reported to one home from trees and tree limbs.

September 10, 2017 - Tropical Storm

In Sumter County, winds from Hurricane Irma were estimated to be around 40-60 knots, with the highest wind reported being a gust to 53 knots at the CWOP station D5322 in The Villages. Rainfall was generally around 8 inches or greater, with the highest rain total being 11.34 inches at a mesonet station in Compressco. The wind resulted in damage to numerous homes and businesses, as well as knocking over trees and power lines. Sumter County Emergency Management reported that 5 homes or businesses were destroyed by Irma, 27 sustained major damage, and 688 had minor damage.||The total damage in Sumter County was estimated at $19 million, which included $5 million in individual assistance claims, and $14 million in public assistance claims including debris removal and emergency protective measures.

September 1, 2016 - Tropical Storm

Hermine formed in the Florida Straits south of Key West on August 28th. It remained a very disorganized tropical depression for a few days before the environment around it gradually became more favorable and it became a tropical storm late in the day on the 30th. Hurricane Hermine made landfall just east of St. Marks, Florida around 0130EDT on September 2 as a Category 1 Hurricane with a minimum central pressure of 982 mb, and maximum sustained winds estimated at 70 knots (80 MPH). Heavy rainfall over West-Central and Southwest Florida began on August 31 and continued through September 2, with as much as 20 inches of rain falling in some locations. River flooding from this heavy rain impacted some areas through September 6th. Storm surge generally ranged from 2 to 7 feet above normal high tide, with the highest storm surge value recorded of 7.5 feet at Cedar Key. The collective effects of Hurricane Hermine during the period of September 1-6 resulted in just over $219M in property damage, and no fatalities or injuries across West-Central and Southwest Florida. ||In Sumter County, wind gusts knocked down numerous trees and power lines, and caused minor damage to at least 4 homes. Damage cost was roughly estimated at $400,000, the majority of which was damage to the power grid.

July 12, 2016 - Thunderstorm Wind

Sumter County Emergency Management reported a snapped power pole at the intersection of SR 471 and CR 476. There was also a barn in the area that had its roof torn off.

Bevilles Corner - Bevilles Corner
March 30, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous trees and power lines were downed in the Nobleton area.

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Nov 11, 2022

DeSantis addresses response to Florida hurricane damage

"We have moved 1.6 million gallons of fuel into southwest Florida to support different spots," DeSantis said.

Oct 2, 2022

Power in parts of Florida could be out for more than a week as flooding lingers in Ian's wake | CNN Close icon

It could be more than a week until power lines are fully restored in some parts of Florida as residents deal with major flooding after the deadly Hurricane Ian, expected to be the most expensive storm in the Sunshine State's history.

Oct 1, 2022

Hurricane Ian Live Updates: DeSantis to give damage update

Hurricane Ian updates: Gov. Ron DeSantis will give an update on the efforts made in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastation in Florida from the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee on Friday morning.

Sep 30, 2022

Ian expected to dissipate soon after striking Carolinas and killing at least 45 in Florida | CNN Close icon

Ian, now a post-tropical cyclone, was moving farther inland Friday night after pummeling South Carolina with fierce winds and a destructive storm surge, less than two days after killing at least 45 people in Florida and leaving behind an apocalyptic path of destruction.

Sep 30, 2022

Substantial loss of life' possible in Florida as Hurricane Ian takes aim at South Carolina | CNN Close icon

Ian's vicious combination of winds, rain and storm surge caused at least a dozen deaths, flooded homes, cut off roadways and left millions of Florida residents without power Thursday as it again intensified into a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean and barreled toward South Carolina.

Sep 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian Live Updates: How is Ocala/Marion weathering the storm?

Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday and then started making its way toward Florida's east coast. How is Marion County faring?

Sep 29, 2022

Some Southwest Florida counties "off the grid" after Hurricane Ian wiped out power to millions - CBS News

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday that there were more than 2 million power outages in Southwest Florida alone and that at least two counties will likely need their infrastructure rebuilt.

Sep 29, 2022

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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.

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  • 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;
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The Villages, Florida

City The Villages
County Sumter
State Florida (FL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 32162, 32163

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