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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ocala Electric Utility crews addressing multiple power outages

Ocala Electric Utility crews are currently addressing multiple power outages that were caused by Hurricane Ian.

As of 8 a.m. on Thursday, OEU reports that there are 27 open outages affecting 1,039 customers.

Doug Peebles, Director of Ocala Electric Utility, stated, “All OEU employees are diligently working to restore power to our customers. We appreciate your support.”

Ocala Electric Utility crews addressing multiple power outages
Ocala Electric Utility is responding to reports of multiple power outages throughout the city (Photo courtesy of Ocala Electric Utility)
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Crew members are working to restore power to over 1,000 Ocala residents (Photo courtesy of Ocala Electric Utility)
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A power line that was damaged by Hurricane Ian (Photo courtesy of Ocala Electric Utility)

As first responders and utility crews continue to respond to reports of storm damage, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to stay home and off the roads.

On its Facebook webpage, MCSO stated, “Please limit travel, unless absolutely necessary, to allow room for recovery crews to work.”

To report a power outage, residents should call 352-351-6666, or they can download the free MyUsage App from the App Store or Google Play. OEU advises those without power to only report the outage once.

If a resident’s power is restored while crews are still working in the area, then the resident is encouraged to leave a porch light or externally visible light on so that crews can see that they have power.

To view current power outages, visit the Ocala Electric Utility webpage.