Crews work to restore power after storm

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-04 14:42:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--The city of Tallahassee utility crews have been working around the clock to restore power and remove debris from the roadways.

"The period right after the storm we had about 10,000 customers without power," said Bono.

City spokesperson, Michelle Bono says that number dropped within the hundreds Thursday but constantly changes. Bono says they have put all crews on deck after

the heavy storms rolled in Wednesday night and continued throughout this afternoon. The storms caused some transformers to blow and trees are down in several areas.

"Nearly all of our outages were from trees falling on power lines," said Bono.

In other parts of the city, people are driving through flood waters.

Bono says these storms help prepare the city for bigger ones.

"We begin to gear up and staff up, we can go to 12 hour shifts, and make all the changes we need." said Bono.

While they were gearing up for a huge fourth of July celebration, things changed.

"A great fourth of July celebration maybe a little soggy but that's not going to dampen the enthusiasm for the fourth of July," said Bono.

These storms have done more than damper their plans the city's fireworks show is now cancelled.