WEAR - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Storm causes hundreds of power outages in the area

Heavy rains and strong winds moved across the gulf coast this morning.
Some 1800 Gulf Power customers lost power overnight.
Crews have been working this morning to get electricity back up and running.
Out at the beach, red flags are flying, because of the rough surf.

You can see much of Largo Drive here near Avenida 17 is still flooded from all the rain this morning.
All the way down the block, a lot of the road looks like one big puddle.
We haven't seen any homes yet that appear to be flooded.
Nearby, some trees were knocked down by the storm, and there are leaves and a few bits of naturally debris here and there.
Some other areas are partially flooded, but folks appear to be going about business as usual.

Right now Gulf Power says electricity is out for about 600 customers.
That's down from nearly 3500 at one point overnight.

At around 3 am a transformer blew out on Gulf Beach Highway near Newman Avenue.

Crews were on the scene taking care of it our cameraman got there.
Gulf Power says power should be restored within the next half hour in the Pensacola area.
They're keeping a close watch on Destin and parts of Okaloosa County.
We're going to stay on top of the impact of this storm and bring you the latest information as soon as we get it.