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POWER OUTAGES: Most customers' power restored following Tropical Storm Nicole

Even after Nicole exited the state, many people were experiencing power outages from gusty winds, heavy rain and some storm surge.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As Tropical Depression Nicole continues to press inland more toward the southeast U.S., power outages have since been repaired in Florida. Many people in the state felt the impacts of the storm including gusty winds, heavy rainfall and some storm surge. 

By Friday, less than 50,000 customers were without power. However power has pretty much been restored in most of the impacted areas. Just over 400 customers were without power as of Saturday evening, according to outage-tracking site PowerOutage.us.

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Here's how that breaks down across different power companies: 

On Wednesday night, 375 Duke Energy trucks parked at Tropicana Field. The trucks drove in from North Carolina and South Carolina. Once the storm passes, 5,000 workers across the state of Florida are ready to make sure customers have power.

Duke Energy services 2 million people in Florida. Out of that, 500,000 are in the St. Petersburg area.

If you lose power, their destination is your neighborhood. Duke Energy crews will know if you lose power without a phone call thanks to their smart meters. People may lose power and never see a lineman nearby, and that’s thanks to new technology.

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