SLC: Power Outages But No Reported Injuries or Major Damage in the County
St. Lucie County - Thursday September 29, 2022: Some power outages are being reported this morning across St. Lucie County, but over-all there has been only minor damage and no reported injuries from what is now Tropical Storm Ian.
Overall, St. Lucie County Communications Director Eric Gill reports that flooding has been minimal and there are no reports of major structural damage or injuries as a result of the storm.
As of 7 AM Thursday, the Fort Pierce Utility Authority reported 3, 554 customers were without power, that's about 12% of their total customer base.
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FPUA's Rachel Tennant says field crews were re-deployed at 7:30 AM this morning and they are working hard to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.
Specifically, power restoration crews are heading to the three large feeders that have been impacted by the storm and are affecting the greatest number of customers, and those customers are in the southwest and central zones.
Meanwhile, Florida Power and Light is reporting 43,900 customers in St. Lucie County are without power this morning.
There are some stop lights down in spots across the County and police are manning some of those intersections directing traffic.
Officials are encouraging residents to remain in-doors today and off the roads until the winds and rain subside late this afternoon.