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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Ocala Electric Utility restores power to over 8,500 customers

Thousands of Ocala residents are happy to have their power restored after all outages related to Hurricane Ian were closed by Ocala Electric Utility crews.

On its Facebook webpage, OEU stated that nearly 100 outages were closed throughout the city, which resulted in a total of 8,544 customers regaining power.

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Utility crews restored power to over 8,500 customers in Ocala (Photo courtesy of Ocala Electric Utility)

“We appreciate all the good vibes and encouragement the past few days,” stated Ocala Electric Utility in the social media post. “Most of all, thank you for your patience as we worked in our community.”

OEU shared several photos that were taken around the city as crew members worked to close the numerous outages.

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Utility workers repairing power lines (Photo courtesy of Ocala Electric Utility)
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Falling trees resulted in downed power lines (Photo courtesy of Ocala Electric Utility)
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Crews encountered multiple power lines that were damaged during the storm (Photo courtesy of Ocala Electric Utility)
Ocala Electric Utility restores power to over 8500 customers
Downed power lines across an Ocala road (Photo courtesy of Ocala Electric Utility)

In conjunction with Public Power Week, which runs from Sunday, October 2 through Saturday, October 8, Ocala Electric Utility will host a Customer Appreciation Day event at Citizens’ Circle (151 SE Osceola Avenue) on Friday, October 7.

The event will include food from Mojo Grill, entertainment, family-friendly activities, educational items, an opportunity for customers to win prizes including bill credits, and more.

For more information, please contact Ocala Electric Utility at 352-629-2489. 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.